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IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
is an American publisher of comic books, graphic novels, art books, and comic strip collections. The company was founded as the publishing division of Idea and Design Works, LLC (IDW) and is regularly recognized as the fifth-largest comic book publisher in the United States. The company is perhaps best known for its licensed comic book adaptations of movies and cartoons.

Contents

1 History 2 Imprints

2.1 Yoe Books 2.2 The Library of American Comics 2.3 Worthwhile Books and Blue Dream Studios

3 Publications 4 Adaptations in other media

4.1 Upcoming projects

5 References 6 External links

History[edit] Idea and Design Works (IDW) was formed in 1999 by a group of entertainment executives and artists that included Ted Adams, Robbie Robbins, Alex Garner, and Kris Oprisko to develop products related to video games, movies, TV, collectible card games, comic books, and trading cards. In 2000, Idea and Design Works formed its publishing division, IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
and in 2007, IDT purchased a majority interest in IDW. Two of the original founders, Adams (CEO and Publisher) and Robbins (EVP), still actively manage the company, which has grown into a fully staffed publishing company.[citation needed] In 2007, IDT Corporation purchased a majority interest in IDW. In 2009, IDT created CTM Media Holdings via a tax-free spin-off. This new company, later renamed IDW Media Holdings, consists of the majority interest in IDW and CTM Media Group.[3] The company's first traditional comic series, 30 Days of Night, created by Steve Niles
Steve Niles
and Ben Templesmith
Ben Templesmith
started a seven-figure bidding war between DreamWorks, MGM, and Senator International, with Senator winning and Sam Raimi
Sam Raimi
attached to produce.[4][5] IDW Publishing's second title, Popbot, won two Gold Spectrum Awards.[6] IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
also publishes comics based on the TV franchises Star Trek and CSI. The company's other licensed comics include Topps' Mars Attacks, Sony's Underworld, FX' The Shield, Fox' 24,[7] and Angel; Universal’s Land of the Dead
Land of the Dead
and Shaun of the Dead; and Konami’s Silent Hill,[8] Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, and Speed Racer. The company has also had success with comic license from toy company Hasbro
Hasbro
brands: The Transformers
Transformers
(with Takara), G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, and Jem. Transformers
Transformers
has had as many as five different titles running concurrently. Beginning in 2008, the company licensed the Doctor Who
Doctor Who
series from the BBC, launching two concurrent titles: Doctor Who
Doctor Who
Classics, which reprints colorized comic strips featuring the past Doctors such as the Fourth Doctor
Fourth Doctor
and Fifth Doctor
Fifth Doctor
originally published in the late 1970's-early 1980's by Doctor Who
Doctor Who
Magazine, and Doctor Who: Agent Provocateur, an original six-part limited series featuring the Tenth Doctor and overseen and written by TV series script editor Gary Russell. An additional six-part limited series titled Doctor Who: The Forgotten started in mid-2008 by Tony Lee and Pia Guerra,[9][10] as well as a series of monthly one-shot, self-contained stories. July 2009 saw the beginning of Doctor Who, an ongoing series featuring the Tenth Doctor, written by Tony Lee and illustrated by a rotating art team.[11] In 2010, IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
released the sequel to Michael San Giacomo's "Phantom Jack" Image Comics
Comics
series with "Phantom Jack: The Nowhere Man Agenda." The graphic novel is notable because it features the death of the main character, a reporter who can turn invisible. IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
formed an imprint with EA Games
EA Games
in late 2009, called EA Comics, to focus on adaptations of the latter's video games, with initial titles including Army of Two
Army of Two
and Dragon Age.[12] September 6, 2011, for the 10th anniversary of 9/11, IDW Publishing teamed up Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment and released the graphic novel Code Word: Geronimo, written by retired Marine Corps Captain Dale Dye and Julia Dye, drawn by Gerry Kissell with inker Amin Amat.[13] Code Word: Geronimo reached #22 on Diamond Comics
Comics
top 100 list its first month after release.[14] In March 2012 IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
announced it would release new comics based on Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
and The Crow.[15] Also in 2012, Hasbro
Hasbro
licensed the use of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic for an IDW comic book series. In February 2013, IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
announced a partnership with Cartoon Network to publish comics based on the network's television series and reprint older Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network
comics.[16] On January 6, 2015, IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
announced it had acquired Top Shelf Productions.[17] In February 2015, it was announced that IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
made a deal with Disney
Disney
to continue the publication of the following comic books: Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and Walt Disney's Comics
Comics
and Stories.[18] In July 2017, Sega announced a partnership with IDW to publish comics based on Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog
beginning in 2018, following the conclusion/cancellation of the previous series by Archie Comics.[19][20][21] Imprints[edit] Yoe Books[edit]

The Art of Ditko The Creativity of Ditko Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races & High-Toned Women The Carl Barks' Big Book of Barney Bear The Complete Milt Gross Dan DeCarlo's Jetta Dick Briefer's Frankenstein (The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics) Felix the Cat’s Greatest Comic Book Tails The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories Krazy & Ignatz: Tiger Tea Bob Powell's Terror (The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics) Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales by Bud Sagendorf Zombie (The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics)

The Library of American Comics[edit]

Street Fighter
Street Fighter
x G.I. JOE and Transformers Alex Toth Archie: The Classic Newspaper Comics Blondie Bloom County Bringing Up Father: From Sea to Shining Sea Chuck Jones: The Dream that Never Was ("Crawford") The Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy The Family Circus King Aroo Al Capp's Complete Li'l Abner The Little King The Complete Little Orphan Annie "LOAC Essentials" (including Baron Bean, The Gumps, and Polly and her Pals) Miss Fury Polly and Her Pals Rip Kirby Scorchy Smith
Scorchy Smith
and the Art of Noel Sickles Skippy Star Trek: The Newspaper Comic Steve Canyon The Complete Terry and the Pirates Walt Disney's Donald Duck: The Daily Newspaper Comics Walt Disney's Donald Duck: The Sunday Newspaper Comics Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies: The Complete Disney
Disney
Classics Walt Disney's Treasury of Classic Tales X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan

In 2008, the first volume of The Complete Terry and the Pirates received an Eisner Award for Best Archival Collection. Worthwhile Books and Blue Dream Studios[edit]

The IDW "Creator Visions" panel at the 2013 New York Comic Con. From left to right: writers Sidney Friedfertig, Gary Gerani, Adadsam Knave, Dan Goldman, M. Zachary Sherman, Jeff Kline, and Jason Enright. At the podium is IDW Vice President of Marketing Dirk Wood.

IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
launched two new imprints in 2008: Worthwhile Books, part of their children's books division,[22] and Scott Christian Sava's Blue Dream Studios, previously a separate self-publishing venture.[23][24] IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
acquired the G.I. Joe
G.I. Joe
comics license in May 2008 (previously held by Devil's Due Publishing) and released three new series under editor Andy Schmidt,[25] from writers such as Chuck Dixon, Larry Hama, and Christos Gage. Other comics were released in time to tie-in with the summer 2009 G.I. Joe
G.I. Joe
film.[26][27] In March 2009, IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
forged an agreement with Mike Gold's Comicmix.com
Comicmix.com
to publish print versions of Comicmix's online comic books. The agreement stipulates Comicmix must provide two comic books a month to IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
to publish, as well as graphic novels and trade paperbacks as demanded by the market. The books are published with both the IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
and Comicmix.com
Comicmix.com
logos on the covers. As of the end of 2009, the agreement has produced print versions of the Grimjack series The Manx Cat; the Jon Sable
Jon Sable
series Ashes of Eden; Mark Wheatley and Robert Tinnell's pulp hero series Lone Justice; the graphic novel Demons of Sherwood by Tinnell and Bo Hampton; and a graphic novel collecting Trevor Von Eeden's The Original Johnson. A collection of Munden's Bar stories original to Comicmix's website is also forthcoming.[28] In 2004, 2005, and 2006 IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
was named Publisher of the Year by Diamond Comic Distributors.[29] Publications[edit] Main article: List of IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
publications Adaptations in other media[edit] Konami
Konami
acquired the video game rights, and minority ownership, in IDW Publishing’s CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations.[dead link][30] 30 Days of Night
30 Days of Night
has been adapted into a film of the same name in 2007, starring Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
and Melissa George, directed by David Slade and produced by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi. It is distributed by Columbia Pictures. Dimension Films
Dimension Films
has an option on two Steve Niles/IDW Publishing properties: Wake the Dead, with X2 screenwriter Michael Dougherty attached to write, and Hyde, with Mike Fleiss (The Bachelor, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) attached to produce.[31][32] The motion comic version of Transformers: Movie Prequel titled Transformers: Beginnings (albeit excluding characters not present in the movie) is included in the Transformers
Transformers
DVD. Syfy
Syfy
announced a television adaptation of Wynonna Earp, which premiered on April 1, 2016. Upcoming projects[edit] In June 2016, Deadline reported that Hideo Nakata
Hideo Nakata
will direct the film adaptation of The Suicide Forest for Vertigo Entertainment.[33] USA Network
USA Network
announced a pilot for Brooklyn Animal Control produced by David Goyer.[34][35] Paramount has an option on the Steve Niles/ IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
property Aleister Arcane.[36] In June 2016, Variety reported that Jim Carrey will star in Eli Roth's film adaptation of Aleister Arcane for Amblin Entertainment.[37] References[edit]

^ "Contact – IDW Publishing". www.idwpublishing.com.  ^ "IDW moves to Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House
for book distribution". 13 September 2016.  ^ "CTM HOLDINGS". ctmholdings.com. Retrieved 31 December 2015.  ^ SignonSanDiego.com (July 2006) A Hollywood ending ^ IGN.com (2007) 30 Days of Night ^ Locus index to SF awards: 2002 Spectrum Awards https://web.archive.org/web/20151104210653/http://www.locusmag.com/SFAwards/Db/Spectrum12002.html. ^ Weiland, Jonah (March 2004). " IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
to Release Comic Based on TV Show "24"". Comic Book Resources.  ^ Weiland, Jonah (July 2003). " IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
Joins Konami
Konami
for 'Silent Hill' Comic Book". Comic Book Resources.  ^ The Timeline Of A Time Lord: Lee talks "Doctor Who". Comic Book Resources. June 26, 2008 ^ Tony Lee and The Doctors in the House, Newsarama. July 14, 2008 ^ " Tony Lee on the Doctor Who
Doctor Who
Ongoing Series". Newsarama. July 10, 2009 ^ "EA and IDW Launch Army of Two
Army of Two
and Dragon Age
Dragon Age
Comics"[permanent dead link]. (press release), Reuters. October 5, 2009 ^ Gustines, George Gene. "Graphic Books Best Sellers: True Life Comics".  ^ "Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. - Top 100 Graphic Novels: September 2011". diamondcomics.com. Retrieved 31 December 2015.  ^ "Chiller". Chiller. Archived from the original on 13 April 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2015. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) ^ [1] https://web.archive.org/web/20151208154058/http://www.idwpublishing.com/news/article/2507/ ^ " IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing
Acquires Top Shelf Productions". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 31 December 2015.  ^ " Disney
Disney
Comics
Comics
in Stores April 2015". IDW Publishing. Retrieved 31 December 2015.  ^ @sonic_hedgehog (21 Jul 2017). "SEGA and IDW are thrilled to announce a partnership to bring Sonic Comics
Comics
to fans new and old. The new series arrives 2018!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.  ^ Frank, Allegra (9 October 2017). "Sonic the Hedgehog's next comics get a fantastic facelift (correction)". Polygon. Retrieved 13 November 2017.  ^ Devore, Jordan. "Sonic comics return April 2018 with writer Ian Flynn". destructoid. Retrieved 13 November 2017.  ^ "IDW Launches New Children's Division and Imprint". Comic Book Resources. January 10, 2008 ^ "Blue Dream becomes imprint of IDW"[permanent dead link]. Newsarama. March 4, 2008 ^ Dueben, Alex (December 3, 2008). "Scott Christian Sava Talks 'Dreamland Chronicles'". Comic Book Resources. ^ "Schmidt to Oversee G.I. Joe
G.I. Joe
at IDW Publishing". Comic Book Resources. June 4, 2008 ^ "IDW Announces GI Joe Plans". Newsarama. September 9, 2008 ^ Jensen, Van (September 23, 2008). "IDW Launches G.I. Joe
G.I. Joe
Invasion". Publishers Weekly. ^ "IDW and ComicMix Join Forces". ComicMix. Retrieved 31 December 2015.  ^ "IDW's Gem-Award Triple Crown". Diamond Comic Distributors. April 2006. Archived from the original on May 23, 2011.  ^ "IDW Continues Popular Franchise With 'CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations—Rogue State'". Silver Bullet Comics. Archived October 21, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Comics2Film.com Books "HYDE" Film Rights https://web.archive.org/web/20131015114305/http://www.comics2film.com/FanFrame.php?f_id=4537/Dimension ^ Horror.com (November 2003) Dimension to "Wake The Dead" ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (14 June 2012). " Hideo Nakata
Hideo Nakata
To Direct Graphic Novel Adaptation 'The Suicide Forest'". Deadline. Retrieved 26 September 2017.  ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "'Brooklyn Animal Control' Comic Gets USA Drama Pilot Order, David Goyer
David Goyer
Producing". Deadline. Retrieved 23 June 2016.  ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "USA To Redevelop 'Brooklyn Animal Control' Pilot, Passes On 'Poor Richard's Almanack'". Deadline. Retrieved 23 June 2016.  ^ "Par gains 'Arcane' rights". Comics2Film.com (June 2004) Archived February 14, 2005, at the Wayback Machine. ^ McNary, Dave. "Jim Carrey, Eli Roth
Eli Roth
Team on Horror Film 'Aleister Arcane'". Variety.com. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to IDW Publishing.

Official website IDW Media Holdings IDW's Drusilla/Angel Comic at FEARnet Dueben, Alex (January 17, 2008). "In-Depth with IDW Publisher Chris Ryall". Comic Book Resources. "IDW's Drusilla/Angel" https://web.archive.org/web/20131105035521/http://www.fearnet.com/news/b16032_exclusive_5_pages_from_idws.html. FEARnet. Gustines, George (September 9, 2011). "Graphic Books Best Sellers: True Life Comics". New York Times. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 

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