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IDW Publishing’s 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International Schedule

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We just received the official IDW Publishing press release containing the entire schedule of events for next week's SDCC 2014, and have highlighted below all the Transformers related goodness! Make sure to check them out if you're in the area, or keep an eye on Seibertron.com for news as it happens.

IDW Publishing’s 2014
San Diego Comic-Con International Schedule
Full List of This Years Best Panels & Signings Unleashed!


San Diego, CA (July 17, 2014) – Last week IDW released their highly anticipated convention exclusives for this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and now it's time to reveal IDW's panel and signing schedule! Make sure to clear your own schedule, because you won't want to miss any of this!

IDW has an amazing list of talent signing in BOOTH #2643 this year. Come by and meet some of the biggest and brightest stars working in comics today!

Wednesday July 23 - Preview Night

6:00 – 7:30 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition Launch Party! – Dave Gibbons
(*Check out the show exclusive HC!)
6:00 – 7:30 Ragnarök Launch Party! –
Walter Simonson
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
7:30 – 9:00 Transformers vs G.I. JOE Launch Party! –
John Barber, Tom Scioli
(*Check out the show exclusives!)


Thursday July 24

10:00 – 11:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, Brian Rood
(*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
10:00 – 11:00 Darby Pop’s 7th Sword – John Raffo, Andrew Robinson, Doug Sirois,
Walter Gatus
11:00 – 12:00 Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two – Douglas Wolk, Ulises Farinas, Ryan
Hill
11:00 – 1:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
12:00 – 1:00 X-Files: Season 10 – Joe Harris
1:00 – 2:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00 Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland – Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez
2:00 – 3:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War & More! – Louise
Simonson, Jim Zub, Van Partible (creator of Johnny Bravo)
(*Check out the show exclusives!)
3:00 – 4:00 Monster & Madman – Steve Niles
3:00 – 4:00 The Other Dead – Digger T. Mesch, Joshua Ortega
3:00 – 4:00 Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez
4:00 – 5:00 Monkeybrain – Chris Roberson & Dennis Culver (Edison Rex), Brian
Winkeler & Robert Wilson IV (Knuckleheads)
4:00 – 5:00 Monster Motors – Brian Lynch (*Check out the show exclusive!)
5:00 – 6:00 Transformers vs G.I. JOE – John Barber, Tom Scioli, with special guest
Rob Liefeld! (*Check out the show exclusives!)

5:00 – 6:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
6:00 – 7:00 Transformers – John Barber, Brendan Cahill, Flint Dille, Chris Metzen,
Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli


Friday July 25

10:00 – 11:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War & More! – Louise
Simonson, Jim Zub, Derek Charm, Van Partible (creator of Johnny
Bravo) (*Check out the show exclusives!)
11:00 – 12:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
11:00 – 12:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusives!)
12:00 – 1:00 Borderlands – Mikey Neumann, Dave Eddings (voice of Claptrap)
12:00 – 1:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
1:00 – 2:00 Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland – Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez
1:00 – 2:00 Alan Robert’s Killogy – Marky Ramone (of The Ramones)
2:00 – 3:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Mike Johnson, Tony Shasteen,
J.K. Woodward, Joe Corroney
3:00 – 4:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik
Burnham, Nick Pitarra (*Check out the show exclusives!)
4:00 – 5:00 The Illegitimates – Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Marc
Andreyko
4:00 – 5:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, Brian Rood
(*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)
5:00 – 6:00 My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Tony Fleecs, Katie Cook, Andy
Price, Sara Richard, Agnes Garbowska (*Check out the show exclusive!)
5:00 – 6:00 Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez
6:00 – 7:00 Transformers vs G.I. JOE – John Barber, Tom Scioli
(*Check out the show exclusives!)

6:00 – 7:00 Darby Pop’s Indestructible – Jeff Kline, Jose Lopez, Bernard Chang

Saturday July 26

10:00 – 11:00 The Blaze Brothers – Matthew Scott Krentz, Vernon Whitlock III
10:00 – 11:00 Darby Pop’s Doberman – Tony Fleecs, Bernard Chang, Jack Lambert,
Scott Marder, Rob Rosell with guest Ken Kristensen (Indestructible)
11:00 – 12:00 Mike Mignola’s Hellboy: Artist’s Edition – Mike Mignola (*ticketed signing
– See employee for Details) (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
12:00 – 1:00 X-Files: Season 10 – Joe Harris
12:00 – 1:00 Monkeybrain – Sean E. Williams (Artful Daggers), Brian Winkeler &
Robert Wilson IV (Knuckleheads)
1:00 – 2:00 Ragnarök – Walter Simonson (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00 Monster Motors – Brian Lynch (*Check out the show exclusive!)
1:00 – 2:00 Mars Attacks: First Born, The Hollows – Chris Ryall
2:00 – 3:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
2:00 – 3:00 Winterworld, G.I. JOE – Chuck Dixon (*Check out the show exclusive!)
3:00 – 4:00 Bloom County and Beyond – Berkeley Breathed
3:00 – 4:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
4:00 – 5:00 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusives!)
(*ticketed signing – See employee for Details)
5:00 – 6:00 Transformers – John Barber, Tom Scioli, Brendan Cahill, Mairghread
Scott, Flint Dille (*Check out the show exclusives!)

6:00 – 7:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Mike Johnson, Tony Shasteen,
J.K. Woodward, Joe Corroney
6:00 – 7:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry

Sunday July 27

10:00 – 12:00 INDEPENDENTS DAY!! IDW Creator-Owned Projects! A murderer’s
Row of talent in one place, all signing together!
10:00 – 11:00 The Blaze Brothers – Matthew Scott Krentz, Vernon Whitlock III
Black Dynamite – Brian Ash, Yassir Lester
11:00 – 12:00 Mean Streets – Ben Wagner
Gateway – Joe Halpin Sr., Joe Halpin Jr.
Red Star – Christian Gossett
11:00 – 12:00 Locke & Key – Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (*Check out the show exclusives!)
(*ticketed signing – See employee for Details)
12:00 – 1:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik
Burnham, Nick Pitarra (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00 Dave Gibbons Watchmen: Artifact Edition – Dave Gibbons
(*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
1:00 – 2:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
2:00 – 3:00 Yoe Books! – Craig Yoe, Jack Mendelsohn (Jacky’s Diary)

KIDS’ DAY!! ALL-AGES BLOW-OUT!
3:00 – 4:00 Cartoon Network Presents: Super Secret Crisis War & More! – Louise
Simonson, Derek Charm (*Check out the show exclusives!)
3:00 – 4:00 Littlest Pet Shop – Georgia Ball
4:00 – 5:00 Angry Birds – Paul Tobin (*Check out the show exclusives!)
4:00 – 5:00 America’s Army – M. Zachary Sherman, Scott R. Brooks, Brian Rood
(*Check out the exclusive giveaways!)

And check out all of IDW's amazing panels this year!
*Click on panel names for links that take you directly to these panels on the official Comic-Con 2014 schedule website where you can sign in or log on to bookmark these panels and sync them to your phone or calendar.

IDW Artist's Editions, Thursday, 7/24/14, 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m., Room: 4
Join Artist’s Edition editor Scott Dunbier as he blathers on and on about Artist’s Editions past, present and future. There will be a couple of cool announcements as well as special guests Walter Simonson, Dave Gibbons and IDW President (and art lover) Greg Goldstein—what more could you possibly want?

Skylanders: The Creative Process of Bringing Toys to Life, Thursday, 7/24/14, 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m., Room: 7AB
Join the Skylanders team for an inside look at the creative process that brings Toys to Life™ –and for the first time, life to toys. I-Wei Huang, director at Toys for Bob, will explain the process of creating Skylanders’ charming roster of characters, while Richard Horvitz, famed voice of Kaos, discusses the critical role that voice-over acting plays in animating each character. Renowned comic-book writer, Ron Marz, will delve into the comic world of Skylanders and how this brand extension is taking Skylanders to a new level. Every attendee will receive limited edition Skylanders merchandise.

Moving Forward by Looking Back --- This is the Golden Age of Classic Comic Collections, Friday, 7/25/14, 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Join President of IDW Publishing Greg Goldstein as he leads a spirited discussion about the recent boom in prestige collections of archival comic material! Joining Greg will be renowned "comic book historian" Craig Yoe, VP of Book Trade Sales at Dark Horse Comics Michael Martens, founder of Sunday Press Peter Maresca, Associate Publisher of Fantagraphics Eric Reynolds and IDW Senior Editor of Special Projects Scott Dunbier. If you have a bookshelf bowing under the weight of great big books full of comics, and still crave more, this is the panel for you! Plus --- announcements and giveaways. Just added! Dean Mullaney, from the Library of American Comics!

IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, Ponies & More!, Friday, 7/25/14, 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m., Room: 8
Join IDW Editors John Barber and Carlos Guzman, along with Michael Kelly, Hasbro's Director, Global Publishing—for a comprehensive overview of all things IDW & Hasbro! Transformers! My Little Pony! G.I. JOE! Dungeons & Dragons! Announcements! Prizes! More! Featuring writer Mairghread Scott, writer/artist Tom Scioli, and many more special guests!


IDW: Rock This Town!, Friday, 7/25/14, 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m., Room: 4
IDW invites you to join in their 15th anniversary celebration with this panel featuring IDW’s own “Martin & Lewis,” Dirk Wood and Chris Ryall, alongside special guests Gabriel Rodriguez, Erik Burnham, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Tipton, and more to come for a spirited chat filled with announcements galore!

IDW: Summer Blockbusters!, Saturday, 7/26/14, 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., Room: 28DE
This panel is star-studded! Join IDW Editor-in-Chief and CCO Chris Ryall, alongside special guests Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez, Jonathan Maberry, Walter Simonson, and Chuck Dixon for a lively discussion concerning the four biggest creator-owned books of the Summer, Little Nemo, V-Wars, Ragnarök and Winterworld!

Berkeley Breathed: The Last Comic-Con Panel!, Saturday, 7/26/14, 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m., Room: 9
Legendary creator Berkeley Breathed (Bloom County, Opus, Flawed Dogs) makes a rare appearance at Comic-Con-International and—even MORE rare—will be hosting his second (and probably final) presentation. He’s a bit mysterious about what he’ll be presenting. However, there is unofficial word that he may be revealing recent illicit photos and art of his best friend Bill Watterson “borrowed” from the latter’s secret retreat in the foothills of Colorado. We’ll see you there. Get your seats early.

IDW Presents: Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez, Saturday, 7/26/14, 2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m., Room: 24ABC
2014 saw the end of the Eisner Award-winning series Locke & Key come to an end. Now, join creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, along with IDW's Editor-in-Chief and CCO Chris Ryall, as they discuss the end of that seminal series, Joe and Gabe's follow-up projects (Wraith & Little Nemo, respectively) and what they have coming for the future with IDW, and who knows what else? With these 3, it's always an adventure.

IDW: Pop Culture Mix-Tape, Saturday, 7/26/14, 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m., Room: 4
Join IDW's VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, Godzilla scribe Chris Mowry, America's Army writer M. Zachary Sherman, Andy Schmidt from Comics Experience, special guests from Darby Pop, Monkeybrain and more, as they discuss the ever-growing slate of exciting new projects from the powerhouse publisher. Prizes, announcements, Q&A and hilarity will ensue!

IDW: Comics Make for Great Games!, Saturday, 7/26/14, 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m., Room: 4
Join Jerry Bennington and Nate Murray from IDW's new division, IDW Games for top secret info on the best tabletop boardgames around, including X-Files, Kill Shakespeare, Chew, Machi Koro, and more! Featuring special guest John Layman of Chew fame, and more! Who knows, you may even get to play a game or two!

Superheroes Are Saving Millions of Lives -- For Real! Saturday, 7/26/14, 7:30p.m. - 8:30p.m., Room: 26AB
Come to the ultimate feel-good panel! An inspiring and heartwarming look at an uncanny team of comic book superheroes! The School of 5 and their comic books, distributed in 23 countries in Asia, Africa, and South America, are reaching 120 million people to save the lives of 5 million children who die every year from diarrheal diseases contracted from dirty hands. The School of 5, created by Craig Yoe, teach children and their families through their comic books the importance of washing with soap and water in 22 countries like India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Egypt, Pakistan, Ghana, Brazil, and Kenya through Unilever and partners like the UN's UNICEF, Save the Children, and local governments. Panel participants include Eisner Award winner Craig Yoe, YoeBooks.com, and Stacie June Sheldon, Lifebuoy Global Social Mission Program Manager. Come and prepare to be amazed--and get free comic books--and bring a tissue to wipe away the super tears of joy!

IDW: Kids Comics!, Sunday, 7/27/14, 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., Room: 4
Who's got the best comics for kids? IDW, of course! My Little Pony! Angry Birds! TMNT! Littlest Pet Shop! Skylanders! Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! Join editors Sarah Gaydos, Bobby Curnow, David Hedgecock and Carlos Guzman as they talk all these titles and more! With special guests Louise Simonson, Katie Cook, Tony Fleecs, Andy Price, Derek Charm, and too many more to mention! Plus, free comics for kids!
Credit(s): IDW Publishing
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Re: IDW Publishing’s 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International Schedule (1593706)
Posted by Va'al on July 25th, 2014 @ 4:43pm CDT
Site owner Seibertron is still on the scene at SDCC 2014, and is taking in all the comics news that the IDW Publishing panel will send us this way - so keep an eye out below for panel updates as they come, and a full gallery to accompany it (which you can access by clicking on any image below)!

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Trasformers Robots in Disguise – John Barber writing, Andrew Griffith main artist. Searching on Earth for 'mysterious object' - everyone loves Thundercracker and Buster.

Transformers More Than Meets The Eye – James Roberts writing, teases return of old favourites, more horror, sci-fi and personal drama.

Transformers Windblade – Mairghread Scott writing. Sarah Stone art. Recently concluded first solo adventure, will return. Response has been impressive and amazing.

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Transformers Primacy – Writers Chris Metzen and Flint Dille, artist Livio Ramondelli. Final part of Cybertron Wars (Autocracy, Monstrosity), Ramondelli co-plotted volume this time.

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Transformers Punishment – Barber written, Livio Ramondelli drawn digital comic - read the Seibertron.com review here! Shortly arriving on other OS, and possibly other formats too.

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Drift: Empire of Stone. Writer Shane McCarthy, artist Guido Guidi.

The cross-franchise Combiner Wars event, announced yesterday, will take place in the comics too, with John Barber and Mairghread Scott on writing duties, across 2015. We've already seen some seeding of the event in the comics so far.

Hasbro's Michael Kelly explains the previously reported Transformers Humble Bundle, and its charity purpose.

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Angry Birds Transformers crossover comic! Written by John Barber and art by Marcelo Ferreira. Covers by Livio Ramondelli, and Casey W. Coller & John-Paul Bove. Premise: All-Spark falls to Piggy Island, Transformers personalities merge with inhabitants. Very funny comic, panel says.

Transformers vs G.I. Joe - Tom Scioli and John Barber writing, Trypticon will show up in issue 2! Read the Seibertron.com review of issue #1 here - sold out at distributor level, Liefeld convention cover exclusive sold out.

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Sarah Stone also doing covers for D&D comic series. 40th anniversary and coinciding with launch of 5th edition of the game.

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The Fall of GI Joe. Karen Traviss writing, artist Steven Kurth. More realistic, hardcore take, Scarlett currently leading. Larry Hama still on Real American Hero.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Power Ponies new series in fall, current run going really well, both readership and creators having fun.

Questions

Q: MLP comics follow the show?
Collaborating with the stories, nothing fixed.

Q: Transformers vs Ponies?
No plans - Tom Scioli imagine multi-franchise multiverse multi everything crossover.

Q: Plans for Grimlock in the current ongoings?
Definitely, and he's already in Primacy - was going to be in TF vs Joe.

Q: Are Shockwave and Bumblebee really dead?
We'll see the aftermath of Dark Cybertron/Crystal City in RID #33.

Q: Does Hasbro dictate characters in the comics?
There may be some guidance, but all stories come from creative teams, not top-down.

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Posted by Va'al on July 25th, 2014 @ 5:02pm CDT
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From IDW Publishing Twitter.
Re: IDW Publishing’s 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International Schedule (1593717)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 25th, 2014 @ 5:07pm CDT
So, angry birds transformers, versus the Martians from war of the worlds?
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Posted by Va'al on July 25th, 2014 @ 5:08pm CDT
If I may coin a pun: the Egg-Spark.
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Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 25th, 2014 @ 5:13pm CDT
Va'al wrote:Image

Flames? Why flames?
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 25th, 2014 @ 5:14pm CDT
Ah, so the Angry Bird Grimlock doesn't need to be a motorcycle all the time in his altmode.
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Posted by K2vox on July 25th, 2014 @ 5:28pm CDT
I need Trypticon titan-class toy right meow. :grin:
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Posted by Va'al on July 25th, 2014 @ 5:36pm CDT
ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS BRINGS MAYHEM TO COMICS
The Most Unlikely Crossover Crashlands At IDW!


San Diego, CA (July 25, 2014) – Spinning out of the show-stopping announcement at this year’s Licensing Expo, Rovio Entertainment and Hasbro, Inc. have teamed up to bring together two of the world’s largest and most popular entertainment brands with ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS! This fall, IDW will bring the mayhem to comics with the brand-new series, ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS, expanding on the unexpected backgrounds of this explosive crossover!

“Comics offer an ideal medium for telling the stories of these improbable but totally convincing mash-up characters from two enormously popular creations,” said Rovio’s Editor-in-Chief, Comics Jukka Heiskanen. “Blending action with humor and adventure with mishap, they will excite and delight fans of both brands.”

“We are thrilled to be combining the iconic TRANSFORMERS universe with the quirky world of ANGRY BIRDS,” said Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s Director of Global Publishing. “With the upcoming ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS mobile game, TELEPODS product line from Hasbro powered by retoy, licensed consumer goods and now comics from IDW, we’re able to give fans fun, new stories and characters they can interact with in multiple ways.”

When a DECEPTIHOG raid on the AUTOBIRD ship goes awry, the sought-after ALLSPARK is hurled into the expanses of space, only to find its way onto the shores of Piggie Island, and as its inhabitants will soon find out, the ALLSPARK is much more powerful than any creature could have imagined! Written by Robots in Disguise scribe and IDW Senior Editor John Barber, ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS is taking the intergalactic epic to a whole new universe!

“It’s been a real blast to pair the action of the endless conflict between AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS with the zany hijinks of the Angry Birds!” said series writer, John Barber. “Seeing how these icons can interact and combine with each other—I think the end result will surprise everybody!”

An all-star flock of TRANSFORMERS artists will be contributing covers for the four-issue series, including Sarah Stone, Guido Guidi, Casey W. Coller, and Livio Ramondelli! Ramondelli will be kicking off the series, providing artwork for a framing sequence of issue #1, focusing on the TRANSFORMERS universe! From there, Marcelo Ferriera (Kung Fu Panda, TMNT New Animated Adventures) will take over on art duties for the series.

This unique series offers comic readers a chance to explore two of the world’s most popular brands in a distinctly original way! Whether you’re reading Robots in Disguise and More Than Meets The Eye, or can’t smash enough Piggies, ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS welcomes everyone to join this collision of epic proportions!

About Rovio Entertainment
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Rovio Entertainment Ltd, the creator of Angry Birds™, is a global industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland that creatively combines digital with physical, breaking the boundaries of traditional content delivery. What started as a casual game in 2009 became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release. Today Angry Birds is not only the most downloaded game of all time, it is a worldwide known entertainment brand reaching out into publishing, licensing, animations, books and location based entertainment. Rovio's animated Angry Birds feature film is slated for July, 2016. www.rovio.com

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of our world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 180 markets around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through their deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year.


About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist's Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood's Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.
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All Eyes On IDW At Comic-Con International 2014!
New Series, Archival Collections, And Monumental Crossovers Announced


San Diego, CA (July 28, 2014) – The eyes of the world were watching San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 for major announcements and this year IDW Publishing took the stage to reveal an impressive array of projects that are coming soon! Behold, the cure for the post-convention blues is here:

Star Trek / Planet of the Apes
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to “mind-meld” with a sentient ape? Or wanted to see a Klingon on horseback, brandishing a rifle? Readers will soon have a chance to peek into just such an alternate future, as IDW Publishing partners with BOOM! Studios for the crossover event of the year: Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive. The creative team will be a mix of proven experience and new blood with scripts by beloved Star Trek scribes Scott and David Tipton (Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation 2) and interior art and covers by the British newcomer Rachael Stott.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Ghostbusters
The crossover of the year comes to IDW when two of the most legendary teams come face-to-face in the new mini-series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ghostbusters! Written by top IDW talent, Tom Waltz, and Erik Burnham, the series will feel right at home with art by Dan Schoening.

Orphan Black
The acclaimed sci-fi series assumes a new identity in the form of a comic-book series from IDW Publishing. This will not be a clone of the show but will feature some all-new stories set in the complex and thrilling world of Orphan Black, which IDW will be working closely with the show’s producers to expand. The full creative teams and series details will be announced soon, with the first comic-book series launching in early 2015.

Garbage Pail Kids
Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids, the 1980s sensation, will have readers squirming with delight this winter as the obscene adolescents star in a brand-new comic-book series from IDW Publishing. With the likes of Adam Bomb, Leaky Lindsay, and New Wave Dave populating the Garbage Pail Kids universe, the delightfully deformed and often downright disgusting Kids are set to make their mark on the world of comics, just in time for their 30th Anniversary in 2015!

Edward Scissorhands
Just in time for Halloween, IDW Publishing and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are proud to announce the first in a number of new projects together, with the first ever Edward Scissorhands comic book series. The long overdue all-new adventures begin in October, with New York Times best-selling author Kate Leth (Adventure Time) on writing duties and Drew Rausch (Haunted Mansion) lending his delightfully spooky style to the interior art. Rounding out the creative team will be acclaimed Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodriguez, who will provide a stunning and suitably creepy cover for the debut issue.

Corto Maltese
The complete Corto Maltese will published in English for the first time! EuroComics, a new imprint edited by Dean Mullaney, worked closely with Patrizia Zanotti, Pratt’s long-time collaborator, to present the complete Corto Maltese in a series of twelve quality trade paperbacks in Pratt’s original oversized black and white format. They will also feature new translations from Pratt’s original Italian scripts by Simone Castaldi, Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Hofstra.

Eric Powell’s The Goon Artist Edition
Special Projects Director, Scott Dunbier revealed the fan-favorite, cult series, The Goon by Eric Powell is next in line to receive the acclaimed Artist’s Edition treatment! Collecting the series “Chinatown,” The Goon Artist’s Edition will pummel its way into comic shops in 2015.

Shadow Show
IDW announced a 5-issue series of comic-book adaptations of the prose anthology Shadow Show, a tribute to the work of the incomparable Ray Bradbury. Shadow Show #1 starts with the haunting and melancholy “By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain,” written by Joe Hill (Locke & Key) and adapted by Jason Ciaramella (The Cape) with art by Charles Paul Wilson III (Wraith) and a gorgeous cover by Locke & Key co-creator Gabriel Rodriquez. Issue 2 will see Neil Gaiman’s “The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury,” brought to life with artist Maria Fröhlich, and artist Eddie Campbell will tackle Audrey Niffenegger’s “Backward In Seville.” Other Shadow Show stories to be included are Harlan Ellison’s “Weariness,” Dave Eggers’ “Who Knocks?” and Alice Hoffman’s “Conjure” with accompanying artists to be announced.

Angry Birds / Transformers
Announced earlier this year, Rovio and Hasbro have teamed up two beloved properties in Angry Birds and The TRANSFORMERS! This fall IDW will bring the mayhem to comics with the brand new series, Angry Birds Transformers, expanding on the unexpected backgrounds of this explosive crossover! Written by The Transformers mastermind, John Barber, with art by Marcelo Ferriera, this crossover will be one for the record books!


Transformers: Combiner Wars
A new Transformers event, Transformers: Combiner Wars will start March 2015 from writers Mairghread Scott and John Barber and artists Sarah Stone and Livio Ramondelli. It’s an arms-race of truly titanic proportions as a long-lost ancient artifact allows the Cybertronians to unite into more powerful, gigantic forms. Will Cybertron—or the galaxy—be able to withstand the onslaught? Find out with a prologue and 5 issues, running in TRANSFORMERS #39-41 and the new TRANSFORMERS: WINDBLADE #1-3, which will be packed in with select TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS toys.


Galaxy Quest
The adventures of the NSEA Protector continue at IDW with an all-new Galaxy Quest series set after the film. Written by Erik Burnham, with art by Nacho Arranz the new series will be available in early 2015!

Dungeons & Dragons
A new Dungeons & Dragons series, Legends of Baldur’s Gate, sets off for adventure this October; led by fan-favorite writer Jim Zub. With art by Max Dunbar and covers by Sarah Stone, this will be a series of legendary proportions!

Lion Forge
IDW announced that it would be joining forces with Lion Forge Comics to bring the hit digital comics line to print, starting later this year!

Comics Experience
Spearheaded by former IDW Editor Andy Schmidt, Comics Experience is the premier destination for aspiring comic creators to learn the in’s and out’s of the trade. Starting later this year, IDW will bring these up-and-coming talents to the forefront of the comics world by bringing them to print!

Joe Frankenstein
Joe Frankenstein is a 2015 action/horror/adventure tale from Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan (co-creators of Batman villain, Bane) telling the story of young Joe Pratt, who discovers upon meeting the monster of his ancestor, that he is the heir to the Frankenstein name. A legacy that may get him killed if the creatures of the night have their way.


About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist's Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood's Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 28th, 2014 @ 12:11pm CDT
So, the Combiner Wars issues will just be issues of existing series rather than all new story material?
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Posted by Bounti76 on July 28th, 2014 @ 3:41pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:So, the Combiner Wars issues will just be issues of existing series rather than all new story material?


It looks like it will be new material contained within the existing series, and (I'm guessing) the Windblade Returns series, rather than an all new series or mini.
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Posted by Moonshot on July 28th, 2014 @ 4:02pm CDT
I am a bit confused as the regular Transformers ongoing ended at issue 31, then RiD and MTMTE started. But it says Combiner Wars will be in Transformers #39-41. Are RiD and MTMTE ending or is the ongoing starting back up along with Transformers: Windblade, so four comics at once? Or is it going to be in RiD and MTMTE #39-41? Those issue numbers seem to fit.
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Posted by MGrotusque on July 28th, 2014 @ 6:03pm CDT
Garbage Pail Kids!! Sweet.
I'll have to pick up a couple issues for a laugh or two if I'm lucky.
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Posted by Nemesis Maximo on July 28th, 2014 @ 6:24pm CDT
Okay, okay, I know it's not Transformers, but...a sequel to Galaxy Quest? I've been waiting so long!
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Posted by bluecatcinema on July 28th, 2014 @ 6:28pm CDT
A Star Trek/Planet of the Apes crossover? Wild...
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Posted by Bumblevivisector on July 28th, 2014 @ 8:36pm CDT
bluecatcinema wrote:A Star Trek/Planet of the Apes crossover? Wild...
Agreed. As far behind as I am on TF comics, I'm gonna' hafta' pick up that crossover. The four issue Planet of the Apes/Alien Nation crossover is one of my luckiest dollar bin finds ever, so I need to see how this turns out too.
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Posted by Va'al on July 29th, 2014 @ 5:28am CDT
Moonshot wrote:I am a bit confused as the regular Transformers ongoing ended at issue 31, then RiD and MTMTE started. But it says Combiner Wars will be in Transformers #39-41. Are RiD and MTMTE ending or is the ongoing starting back up along with Transformers: Windblade, so four comics at once? Or is it going to be in RiD and MTMTE #39-41? Those issue numbers seem to fit.


According to Roberts, it's going to be separate from/in parallel with regular ongoings.
I'm expecting it to be more of a theme or long story arc than an event like Dark Cybertron, but the latter is also a possibility!
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #105 - Megatronus
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