SDCC@HOME: IDW Publishing launch Comic-Con Exclusives listings, available as of today – summarise panel listings

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SDCC@HOME – the virtual replacement for the COVID-19 cancelled pop culture event that is San Diego Comic-Con – has already revealed the line-up for its streaming panel content (although you never know, some last-minute surprises may show up between now and the start of the show on Wednesday! If NEW MUTANTS can barge its way into the programming without a by-or-leave…!).

And we’ve done our best to highlight the fact that the schedules have got your veritable shit-ton of comics content making up the listings – and IDW Publishing have also been in touch to remind us how much they will be participating. And, hoo boy, it’s a lot! IDW represent, baby!

Featuring the likes of Rob Liefeld, Jim Viscardi, Cavan Scott, John Barber, Kevin Eastman, Sophie Campbell, Shannon Wheeler, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Tony Fleecs, Evan Stanley, Sam Maggs, Scott Dunbier (IDW Director Of Special Projects) and Dirk Wood (IDW Senior VP Of Integrated Marketing) and a whole lot more, the line-up is truly stunning.

And, if you visit the Comic-Con@Home page of the IDW website as of today, you can lay your hands on a whole raft of SDCC Exclusives – enter your email address, you could enter walk off with the entire batch in a special contest. Best of luck!


IDW’s “Comic-Con@Home” 2020 Plans Bring Superstar Creators and Hot Exclusives to Virtual Comic-Con Attendees Everywhere!

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 20, 2020) – Just because San Diego Comic-Con isn’t taking place “on the ground” this year, that doesn’t mean that fans have to miss the mind-blowing fun of attending panels, hunting down hot collectibles, or getting autographs from your favorite writers and artists! This week, IDW Publishing welcomes you to enjoy “Comic-Con@Home” with a series of eight wildly insightful creator panels, plus convention exclusive comic variants and signed bookplate edition graphic novels!

“While we’ll miss seeing the enthusiasm of fans face-to-face this year, we’re thrilled to be able to connect with each and every one of you through some truly engaging panels,” says Chris Ryall, IDW’s President, Publisher, and CCO. “We’re excited and grateful to have so many exceptional creative talents participating!”

IDW’s panels include:

  • IDW Presents: G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes with Rob Liefeld
  • The Science of Back to the Future
  • IDW Presents: Draw a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!
  • IDW Presents: The Mueller Report in 10 Minutes
  • IDW Presents: Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition Spotlight
  • IDW Presents: IDW in 2020 and Beyond
  • Fantagraphics and IDW Present: Classic Comics Reprints 
  • IDW Presents: Imagination & Fun for Kids!

Many of Summer 2020’s hottest comic books — including CantoMy Little Pony/TransformersSonic The HedgehogSnake Eyes: DeadgameTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesUsagi Yojimbo, and more — will receive the Convention Exclusive treatment with variant covers, available at IDW’s dedicated Comic-Con@Home Exclusives web page through Monday, July 27th.

Also, for those fans eager to get their hands on autographs from their favorite creators, IDW has created bookplate editions for a selection of nearly 30 graphic novels and hardcovers (Johnny BooLocke & KeyTMNT, Artist’s Editions, and more). The signing creators include David M. Booher, Drew Zucker, Hannah Templer, James Kochalka, Jarod Roselló, Joe Hill, Kevin Eastman, Sam Maggs, Stan Sakai, and Walter Simonson.

IDW will also run a special contest for fans to win one of each of IDW’s 2020 convention exclusive comic book variants, a tasty haul — to enter, simply enter your email address at their Comic-Con@Home Exclusives web page.

Full details for all of IDW’s panels and exclusive products for Comic-Con@Home are available below!


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IDW PROGRAMMING FOR COMIC-CON@HOME

Comic-Con International has created dedicated web pages (see links below) for each panel, where fans can sign up for automatic notification for when the panels will go live online! And don’t worry if you miss the panel when it first launches — the best thing about Comic-Con@Home is that you can watch any and all programming at your leisure from the comfort of your own home, anytime you want!

IDW Presents: G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes with Rob Liefeld (Thursday, July 23, – 2:00pm)

Snake Eyes is back, with veteran comic book creator Rob Liefeld (New MutantsX-ForceYoungblood) leading the charge! Get a first look at his take on the G.I. Joe character with Liefeld and moderator Jim Viscardi (Comicbook.com executive editor).

  • Rob Liefeld (writer/artist, Snake Eyes: Deadgame)
  • Jim Viscardi (Comicbook.com executive editor)

The Science of Back to the Future (Thursday, July 23 – 3:00pm)

Flux Capacitor, hoverboards, flying cars, and time travel. The Back to the Future stories have introduced us to a lot of interesting and futuristic ideas. Join the Fleet Science Center and IDW for a closer look at the Back to the Future comic series and for an exciting reveal of a mind-blowing crossover: Back to the Future meets Transformers! The creative team behind Back to the FutureTransformers, and the new crossover will share how they dream up their fantastic stories and discuss with local scientists if and how the science in their stories might work.

  • John Barber (IDW editor-in-chief, writer, Back to the Future and Transformers)
  • Cavan Scott (writer, Back to the Future)
  • Juan Samu (artist, Transformers)
  • Saura Naderi (outreach director at the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego, engineer and robot builder)
  • Dr. Lisa Will (Fleet Science Center resident astronomer, professor of physics and astronomy at the San Diego City College)
  • Andrea Decker (Fleet Science Center)

IDW Presents: Draw a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle! (Friday, July 24 – 1:00pm)

TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, writer and artist Sophie Campbell, and artist Chad Thomas bring the turtles to life demonstrate how to draw everyone’s favorite ninja turtles while discussing the IDW TMNT comics with moderator Caleb Goellner (journalist, author). 

  • Kevin Eastman (co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Sophie Campbell (writer/artist, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Chad Thomas (artist, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Sound Off!)
  • Caleb Goellner (journalist, writer)

IDW Presents: The Mueller Report in 10 Minutes (Friday, July 24 – 5:00pm)

Join Shannon Wheeler (cartoonist) and Steve Duin (journalist) as they take you through the ins-and-outs of the Mueller Report. They recently turned the political tome into a pithy graphic novel (published by IDW – out in September 2020). Was there collusion? Was there obstruction? Did the Russians interfere in our election? There is no conspiracy theory, just the facts that Mueller investigated and laid out. Get a good understanding about what this book is, and isn’t, by joining these two luminaries on a journey of understanding one of the most mis-represented books in recent history.

  • Shannon Wheeler (cartoonist)
  • Steve Duin (journalist)

IDW Presents: Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition Spotlight (Saturday, July 25 – 12:00pm)

Get the inside scoop on IDW Publishing’s newest Artist Edition book from one of the most popular comic book artists of all time, Jim LeeScott Dunbier (IDW, Director of Special Projects), Dirk Wood (IDW, Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing), and Scott Williams (artist, inker) join Jim for a discussion about this very special Artist’s Edition featuring Jim Lee’s stellar work on X-Men and more stellar Artist Editions coming this year.

  • Jim Lee (artist of X-MenBatman: HushSuperman, creator of WildC.A.T.s)
  • Scott Williams (artist, inker, Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition)
  • Scott Dunbier (IDW, director of special projects)
  • Dirk Wood (IDW, senior vice president integrated marketing)

IDW Presents: IDW in 2020 and Beyond (Saturday, July 25 – 2:00pm)

Look ahead to everything new from IDW Publishing! Learn what’s next for your favorite series and much, much more! There’s nowhere better to get a behind-the-scenes look at IDW than this conversation with Chris Ryall (IDW president, publisher, and chief creative officer), John Barber (IDW editor-in-chief) and moderator George Gene Gustines (senior editor at The New York Times). 

  • Chris Ryall (IDW president, publisher, and chief creative officer)
  • John Barber (IDW editor-in-chief)
  • George Gene Gustines (senior editor at The New York Times)

Fantagraphics and IDW Present: Classic Comics Reprints (Saturday, July 25 – 6:00pm)

Classic comic reprints give readers of all ages a chance to read comic classics in new and exciting ways. Join moderator Karen Green (curator for comics and cartoons, Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library) and panelists Dean Mullaney (The Library of American Comics creative director), Peter Maresca (founder and publisher of Sunday Press), and Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics associate publisher) for a celebration of comic classics. 

  • Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics associate publisher)
  • Dean Mullaney (The Library of American Comics creative director)
  • Pete Maresca (founder and publisher of Sunday Press)
  • Karen Green (curator for comics and cartoons, Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

IDW Presents: Imagination & Fun for Kids! (Sunday, July 26 – 10:00am)

Tune into this engaging exploration of comics and graphic novels for kids! Moderator and author Sam Maggs (Marvel Action: Captain Marvel) joins some of the best storytellers in the IDW Publishing stable including Evan Stanley (Sonic the Hedgehog), Tony Fleecs (My Little PonyStar Wars Adventures), plus graphic novel creators Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo), and Adam Tierney (Afraid of Everything) as they show kids how to unlock their creative potential!

  • Tony Fleecs (artist, My Little PonyStar Wars Adventures)
  • Evan Stanley (writer/artist, Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Kim Dwinell (writer/artist, Surfside Girls
  • Adam Tierney (writer, Afraid of Everything)
  • James Kochalka (creator, Johnny Boo)
  • Sam Maggs (writer, Marvel Action: Captain Marvel)

IDW’S CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES

IDW is offering free domestic shipment on all orders of $35 or more, and a special “Buy 2, Get 1 Free” promotion on single issue exclusive comics, with the discount applied automatically to the least expensive product in the cart.

  • Canto and the Clockwork Fairies One-Shot – Convention Exclusive Variant

David M. Booher (w) • Drew Zucker (a & c)

FC • 32 pages  • $10.00

  • Locke & Key #1 Reprint – Convention Exclusive Variant

Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)

FC • 36 pages  • $10.00

  • Locke & Key: Small World Deluxe Edition – Convention Exclusive Variant

Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)

FC • 72 pages • HC  • $25.00

  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #1 – Reprint – Convention Exclusive Variant

Katie Cook (w) • Andy Price (a & c)

FC • 32 pages  • $10.00

  • My Little Pony/Transformers #1 – Convention Exclusive Variant

James Asmus, Ian Flynn (w) • Tony Fleecs, Jack Lawrence (a) • Evan Stanley (c)

FC • 32 pages  • $10.00

  • Sleeping Beauties #1 – Convention Exclusive Variant

Rio Youers (w) • Alison Sampson (a) • Peach Momoko (c)

FC • 32 pages  • $10.00

  • Snake Eyes: Deadgame #1 – Convention Exclusive Variant

Story & art by Rob Liefeld, Script by Chad Bowers

FC • 36 pages • $15.00

  • Sonic the Hedgehog #29 – Convention Exclusive Variant

Ian Flynn (w) • Evan Stanley (a) • Aaron Hammerstrom (c)

FC • 32 pages • $10.00

  • Sonic: Tangle & Whisper #1 Reprint – Convention Exclusive Variant

Ian Flynn (w) • Evan Stanley (a & c)

FC • 32 pages • $10.00

  • Sonic the Hedgehog Annual 2020 – Convention Exclusive Variant

Ian Flynn, Caleb Goellner, Evan Stanley, Sarah Graley, Samantha King (w) • Evan Stanley, Jonathan Gray, Reggie Graham, Priscilla Tramontano, Abby Bulmer, Aaron Hammerstrom, Lamar Wells, Bracardi Curry (a) • Reggie Graham (c)

FC • 48 pages • $15.00

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2020 – Convention Exclusive Variant

Tom Waltz (w) • Adam Gorham (a & c)

FC • 48 pages • $15.00

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika #3 – Convention Exclusive Variant 

Brahm Revel (w & a) • Jodi Nishijima (c)

FC • 36 pages • $10.00

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #25 – Convention Exclusive Variant

Gary Carlson (w) • Frank Fosco (a & c) 

FC • 32 pages • $10.00

  • Usagi Yojimbo #10 – Convention Exclusive Variant

Stan Sakai (w & a) • Peach Momoko (c) 

FC • 32 pages • $10.00

  • Transformers ‘84: Secrets and Lies #1 – Convention Exclusive Variant 

Simon Furman (w) • Guido Guidi (a)

FC • 32 pages • $10.00

SDCC 2020 SIGNED BOOKPLATE GRAPHIC NOVELS

  • Canto, Vol. 1: If I Only Had A Heart – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by David M. Booher & Drew Zucker

$19.99

  • Cosmoknights – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Hannah Templer

$19.99

  • Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Sam Maggs

$15.99

  • Johnny Boo Book 1: The Best Little Ghost In The World – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by James Kochalka

$9.95

  • Johnny Boo Book 8: Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by James Kochalka

$9.99

  • Johnny Boo Book 9: Johnny Boo is King! – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by James Kochalka

$9.99

  • Johnny Boo Book 10: Johnny Boo and the Midnight Monsters – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by James Kochalka

$9.99

  • Johnny Boo Meets Dragon Puncher – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by James Kochalka

$9.99

  • Locke & Key Special Edition HC, Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Joe Hill

$109.99

  • Locke & Key Special Edition HC, Volume 2: Head Games – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Joe Hill

$109.99

  • Locke & Key Special Edition HC, Volume 3: Crown of Shadows – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Joe Hill

$109.99

  • Locke & Key Master Edition, Vol. 1 – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Joe Hill

$59.99

  • Locke & Key Master Edition, Vol. 2 Con Variant – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Joe Hill

$59.99

  • Locke & Key Master Edition, Vol. 3 Con Variant – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Joe Hill

$59.99

  • Marvel Action: Captain Marvel: Cosmic CAT-tastrophe – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Sam Maggs

$9.99

  • Red Panda & Moon Bear – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Jarod Rosello

$14.99

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Artisan Edition – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Kevin Eastman

$49.99

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Road to 100 Deluxe Edition – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Kevin Eastman

$29.99

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection, Vol. 10 – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Kevin Eastman

$59.99

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection Volume 1 – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Kevin Eastman

$59.99

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Usagi Yojimbo: Expanded Edition – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Stan Sakai

$18.99

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Usagi Yojimbo: Expanded Edition Con Variant – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Stan Sakai

$27.99

  • Usagi Yojimbo: Bunraku and Other Stories – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Stan Sakai

$29.99

  • Walter Simonson’s Star Wars Artist’s Edition – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Walter Simonson

$135.00

  • Walter Simonson’s Star Wars Artist’s Edition Con Variant – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Walter Simonson

$135.00

  • Walter Simonson’s Manhunter & Other Stories Artist’s Edition – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Walter Simonson

$135.00

  • Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artisan Edition – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Walter Simonson

$59.99

  • Walter Simonson’s Thor: The Return of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition HC – Signed Bookplate Edition

Signed by Walter Simonson

$135.00

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