IDW Makes A Very Marked Statement About The Direct Market

IDW Makes a Very Marked Statement About The Direct Market

Oh look, IDW Publishing has noticed that DC Comics has pulled out of Diamond Comic Distributors, in favour of UCS and Lunar, everyone's pretty angry and there's plenty of gossip around. IDW has decided to put out their own statement. With an IDW (LOVES) DM image, they state; IDW PUBLISHING PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR DIRECT MARKET, […]

G.I. Joe #6 Review -- "Fitting For The Zeitgeist"

G.I. Joe #6 Review: The Slow Burn Could Get There Someday But Not Yet

The "clandestine mission" nature of the team is on full display in G.I. Joe #6 as a top-secret smuggling job takes a number of unexpected twists that are a gold mine of character development. With the world under the command of Cobra — which has gone from "oddball persistent threat" to "multinational technology and defense […]

Yellow Hulk Pushes IDW Avengers #10 to $46 on eBay

Yellow Hulk Pushes IDW Avengers #10 to $46 on eBay But What About #9?

Marvel Action Avengers #10 was originally solicited to come out back in October last year, but even before the current global situation, it was a very late comic book. It was first out of the gates when IDW returned to Diamond Comic Distributors last week, and also looks like the first comic book to really […]

IDW's Direct Market Publishing Schedule for 2020

IDW's Direct Market Publishing Schedule for Summer 2020

Today IDW Publishing announced it's revised Direct Market release schedule for the summer of 2020. IDW is looking to bring their popular titles, many of which are perfect for all ages readers, to the masses this summer. Comics have always been an affordable source of entertainment, and IDW recognizes this. Starting this week, readers that […]

IDW August 2020 Solicitations

Liefeld, Locke & Key and Last Ronin in IDW August 2020 Solicitations

Coming from IDW in August 2020, we have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin from TMNT creators Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman, more Rob Liefeld GI Joe, the new Locke & Key historical excavation ahead of the Sandman crossover and the return of Canto – as well as Transformers, Ghostbusters, My Little Pony, Star […]

X Of Swords and Seven Secrets on Next Week's Diamond Previews Covers

X Of Swords and Seven Secrets on Next Week's Diamond Previews Cover

The May/June edition of Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly Previews catalogue arrives in comic shops and digitally on Wednesday, May 27th after a brief hiatus and features comic books, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise scheduled to go on sale from the beginning of August 2020. It begins, oddly, with X Of Swords. The […]

IDW Publishing Former Employees Speak About Redundancies

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool reported on IDW Publishing letting a number of employees go, permanently. After Bleeding Cool posted the article, two former employees who we had named took to social media, to elaborate on their current position. Former IDW Managing Editor, Denton Tipton tweeted Hope this finds you and your family healthy and safe. As […]

The Daily LITG 21st May 2020

IDW Publishing and #BackTheComeBack in The Daily LITG 21st May 2020

These are strange times, but The Daily LITG is becoming a valuable way to quantify just what comic book geek culture is up to in this time of trial. Yesterday that including the IDW Publishing firings, Diamond packages arriving and someone familiar appearing in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Welcome all, to the daily Lying In […]

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IDW Received Paycheck Protection Program Loans, Furloughed Creators

Like most comic book publishers, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent industry shutdown, IDW Publishing put several of their ongoing comics on hold, effectively furloughing the creators of those comics, who work as independent contractors. Those include some of the company's most high-profile comics, such as GI Joe: Real American Hero and […]


How To Get Every Issue Of Locke & Key For $15

Now Joe Hill and IDW follow Robert Kirkman and Image. Via Humble Bundle, Hill and IDW offer what looks like all currently published issues of Locke & Key, plus assorted Joe Hill written comics for $15. Particularly interesting to me is the Ray Bradbury tribute collection Shadow Show, which contains contributions from Eddie Campbell, Audrey […]

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We Review Dungeons & Dragons: Days Of Endless Adventure

For some Dungeons & Dragons fans who were looking for more adventure beyond their table, IDW Publishing comic books about it since 2010. The series has been published in a somewhat irregular fashion with a couple of different writers taking up the helm. But the ones that really caught media attention the past few years […]

Steve Geppi Talks Live With Direct Market Pulishers

Steve Geppi Video With Groth, Richie, Wood and Waid, Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Steve Geppi will return to Dan Shahin's Comic Book New YouTube channel to talk about what's happening with the comic book industry and comics distribution right now. He will be joined by a number of publishers, including Gary Groth of Fantagraphics with whom Geppi had quite the turbulent relationship with back in the days […]


Spider-Woman Most Ordered Comic in Diamond March 2020 Marketshare

We were wondering where the Diamond Comic Distributors March 2020 marketshare statistics might have got to. Well, it has been a peculiar month. Rather than the usual Friday/Monday release, we are getting the marketshare and top tens today followed by the full stats tomorrow. So here we go, Spider-Woman and all. As it stands comic […]

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Locke And Key/Sandman Crossover Prelude Previewed by Joe Hill

Joe Hill has been talking about his comic book plans on his newsletter this week and there is plenty to share. Especially concerning the Locke & Key/Sandman crossover still planned for later in the year. He confirms that the new story, In Pale Battalions Go, will be a prequel to the crossover. He tells us […]

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Jim Lee Original X-Men Artwork to Be Republished as Artist's Edition

Marvel recently published the Jim Lee XXL edition, reprinting the early X-Men work of Jim Lee in a massively over-sized hardcover volume, as they have Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. DC Comics has solicited a second volume of their Art Of Jim Lee hardcovers. It now seems that IDW wants in. Scott Dunbier, who used […]


All the Digital Comics Released This Week From Traditional Publishers

All major comic book publishers have pulled digital comics versions of new titles out this week, as they are still unable to publish them in print. There are exceptions for Archie's general market titles, collections already sold into the book market, and original graphic novels such as DC's Alt-Hero out today. Smaller publishers are less […]


First Marvel/IDW Star Wars Crossover, High Republic, Out In the Fall

We have a few more details about the upcoming Star Wars: The High Republic crossover across novels and comic books coming out towards the end of 2020 courtesy of Disney Lucasfilm Press. For the first time it will entail a crossover between Marvel Comics who publish the main Star Wars comic book line, and IDW […]

Radical Shift Of Gravity, one of a number of comics published this week.

All Comics Published This Week From Marvel, DC, Image and More

Diamond Comic Distributors closed its doors to new product two weeks ago. This led to the biggest print comics publishers restricting their digital output as well. This was an attempt to support physical comic book stores, unable to receive print comics from Diamond. The suggestion is that continued digital publication right would cannibalise future print […]

Ghostbusters Return to Year One in IDW Full January Solicitations

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Goes on Hiatus at IDW

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero will be going on hiatus at IDW. Larry Hama has been told to stop pencils on the series as more and more creators are being told to stop work. The Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the comics industry as a whole for weeks now, and G.I. Joe is just […]

No Dawn Of X Sellouts!  But Batman #86, and TMNT Go on Back Order!   - The Back Order List 1/8/2020

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IDW Ongoing Stopping at #105

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ongoing artist Sophie Campbell to stop production on the series as of issue #105 by IDW. The artist/writer posted to Twitter that once the art is done on the issue, that is it. The series has seen issues #106 and #107 solicited, but like everything else in the industry right now […]