IDW Publishing had quite a busy week with new title announcements.
First up this week was the announcement of a six issue crossover that will see four different Star Trek Captains crossing paths. Kirk, Picard, Janeway, and Sisko will meetup in the STAR TREK: THE Q CONFLICT mini-series. The series from writers Scott and David Tipton and artist David Messina will kick off in January.
The next piece of news from IDW this week has to do with their 20th anniversary. To celebrate the anniversary in January, they will be debuting an all-new weekly event titled IDW 20/20.
The event will see some of IDW’s properties including Ghostbusters, Jem and the Holograms, My Little Pony, Star Trek, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will see the titles either in flash forwards or flash backs of 20 years.
The final piece of news this week has to do with popular web-comic Belzebubs. The title from JP Ahonen will debut as a hardcover edition, and is set for release in February.
Full press releases on all of the news from IDW is below. All artwork/images are courtesy of IDW.
Captain Kirk Crosses Paths With Fellow Captains Picard, Janeway, and Sisko in Star Trek: The Q Conflict The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager Collide for the First Time in Six-Issue Comic Book Crossover
SAN DIEGO, CA (October 5, 2018) – For the first time ever, the beloved crews of four Star TrekTMincarnations – The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager – will be pitted against one another in IDW’s mind-blowing comic book miniseries, Star Trek: The Q Conflict. Debuting in January, this epic six-part event features the writing team of Scott and David Tipton (Star Trek: The Next Generation – Mirror Broken) and art by David Messina (Cloak and Dagger, Star Trek: Countdown).
When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet’s best captains to stop them. James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, and Benjamin Sisko must go head-to-head in a competition rigged by the arrogant Q and his nigh-omnipotent cohorts.
“This is it – the biggest Star Trek series ever, spanning starships, centuries, and galaxies!” says Scott Tipton. “All of Starfleet’s most legendary officers join together for the first time against some of the greatest threats they’ve ever faced. It’s like nothing you’ve seen before!”
David Tipton adds, “But it wouldn’t be Star Trek if it wasn’t also about character, and with so many Starfleet legends crossing paths for the first time ever, The Q Conflict will give readers the opportunity to see all their favorite characters in a brand-new light.”
“Being at work on Star Trek: The Q Conflict is like coming home after a five-year mission away,” says David Messina. “To draw characters like Spock and Picard at a time that’s so exciting for the Star Trekfranchise? It’s awesome.”
Star Trek: The Q Conflict #1, under license by CBS Consumer Products, will be available with multiple covers: connecting regular covers by David Messina, and retailer incentive variants by George Caltsoudas and J.K. Woodward.
For information on how to secure copies of the Star Trek: The Q Conflict miniseries, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
IDW Publishing Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary with Epic IDW 20/20 Comic Book Initiative Hindsight – and Foresight – are 20/20 for Beloved Characters as Secret Histories and Possible Futures are Explored!
SAN DIEGO, CA (October 4, 2018) – IDW Publishing proudly celebrates its 20th anniversary beginning in January 2019 with an all-new weekly event, IDW 20/20!
Explore some of pop culture’s most iconic properties – Ghostbusters, Jem and the Holograms, My Little Pony, Star TrekTM, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – as secrets and startling revelations of these fan-favorite characters are revealed from 20 years into the future — or past! What made them into the heroes you love, and what twists does the future hold?
“An anniversary like the one IDW is celebrating is a cause to look to the future and the past,” says IDW Editor-in-Chief John Barber. “It gives us a moment to reflect on where came from and where we’re going, because both directions are pretty exciting. We’re lucky to have partners like Hasbro, Nickelodeon, CBS Consumer Products, and Sony to share in the celebration — and to have these five sets of characters that have helped place IDW at the center of the pop culture universe!”
January 2019’s IDW 20/20 one-shot specials include:
Ghostbusters: IDW 20/20
By Erik Burnham (writer) and Dan Schoening (artist)
Twenty years in the future, and a new generation of Ghostbusters… is sent on all the jobs Ray, Winston, Peter, and Egon just don’t feel like taking on themselves. The Sanctum of Slime Ghostbusters—Bridget, Samuel, Gabriel, and Alan—have proven themselves many times over… first against the demon Dumazu, and later with the Ghostbusters of many other dimensions in the recent Crossing Over event. Now they’re ready for an easy gig, something like a simple haunted house. But they better be careful… you never know Wat could happen.
Jem and the Holograms: IDW 20/20
By Sina Grace (writer) and Siobhan Keenan (artist)
Jem and the Holograms are back with new music, old flames, and good friends in this adventure set 20 years in the future! Join Jerrica, Synergy, and the rest of your favorite holographic gals for a rockin’ reunion that’s sure to please old and new fans alike!
My Little Pony: IDW 20/20
By Ted Anderson (writer) and Toni Kuusisto (artist)
Ponyville’s most courageous and magical ponies celebrate friendship and fun in this adventure set twenty years in the past! Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, and the rest of your favorite fillies are young foals—surely things can’t get too crazy, right?! One thing’s for sure: no matter what escapades they face, the magic of friendship will see them through!
Star Trek: IDW 20/20
By Peter David (writer) and J.K. Woodward (artist)
Twenty years before he took command of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D, Jean-Luc Picard sat in the captain’s chair of the U.S.S. Stargazer. Picard served with distinction aboard the Stargazer for many years on his way to becoming the most respected captain in Starfleet. But in this early mission, Picard shows us a vulnerable side as well as glimpses of the brilliant tactician he would become.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: IDW 20/20
By Paul Allor (writer) and Dave Wachter (artist)
Meet the Turtles of tomorrow in this adventure set 20 years in the future! The Utrom Civil War rages across Earth. When news of a backup Technodrome threatens hundreds of millions of innocent lives, it’s up to the Turtles to do what they do best—save the world.
For information on how to acquire copies of the IDW 20/20 one-shot specials, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
Belzebubs, the Wildly Popular Heavy Metal Webcomic, Debuts as a Grim, Goofy, Gorgeous Hardcover in February Top Shelf’s Upcoming Graphic Novel Proves that Juggling Work and Family Can Be Hell… Literally
SAN DIEGO, CA (October 6, 2018) — Belzebubs is a “trve kvlt mockumentary” focusing on the everyday challenges of family life: raising kids, running a small business, and making time for worship. Except the kids are named Lilith and Leviathan, the business is a black-metal band, and the worship… isn’t exactly aimed upstairs.
In a few short years, what started out as improvised social-media doodles has now become a wildly successful webcomic with hundreds of thousands of fans. The irresistible cartooning of JP Ahonen (Sing No Evil) combines relatable slice-of-life humor with over-the-top occult antics and references from metal music to Lovecraftian horror, making Belzebubsa devil of a good time.
See what Belzebubs‘ quarter-million frenzied Facebook fans have been raving about! Plus: watch for the official Belzebubs soundtrack album, coming in early 2019 from the world’s largest heavy metal record label, Century Media!
“Precise and expressive drawings illustrate each scene diabolically… If you like family-life anecdotes and black comedy, this little comic will conquer you.” — SciFi Universe
“Hilarious.” — Bored Panda
”Belzebubs strikes that delicate balance between adorable and totally f**king metal.” — Talking Comics
Praise for JP Ahonen:
“JP Ahonen is, flat-out, one of the best comic artists and writers working in the world today. His comics are hilarious, action-packed, and heartwarming in equal measure.” — Kazu Kibuishi, author of the Amuletseries
“A visual sonic boom.” — The Village Voice
“A seriously good-looking book… Ahonen’s art is kinetic and cartoony while remaining precisely detailed.” — SFX Magazine
by JP Ahonen
120-page, black-and-white hardcover graphic novel, 6.1” x 6.9”