Locke & Key has found its Locke for Hulu’s TV adaptation

Locke & Key has found its Locke for Hulu’s TV adaptation

Locke & Key has found its Locke for the Hulu adaptation. Hulu‘s upcoming adaptation of Locke & Key has finally cast its Locke for the TV show they’ve been developing. They’ve cast Frances O’Connor in the title role. While there doesn’t appear to be any word on the other roles, we can expect announcements in the not too distant future. Her credits include A.I. Artificial Intelligence from Stephen Spielberg, The Missing and The Conjuring 2….

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“Samurai Jack” Returns to Comics in New IDW Series by Rangel & Johnson Caldwell

“Samurai Jack” Returns to Comics in New IDW Series by Rangel & Johnson Caldwell

Today, in an exclusive report on the Nerdist, IDW announced that cult favorite animated series Samurai Jack is retuning to the comics medium in a new series subtitled “Quantum Jack”, written by Fabian Rangel Jr. (“Space Riders,” “Namwolf”) with art by Warwick Johnson Caldwell (“Tank Girl”). Samurai Jack is an animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky which debuted in 2001. An immediate fan and critical favourite, the series won four Emmy awards, as well as six…

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IDW Publishing To Open Portland Office with Woodworks Imprint

IDW Publishing To Open Portland Office with Woodworks Imprint

VP of Marketing Dirk Wood To Spearhead Operations, Start New Imprint San Diego, CA (December 8, 2016) – IDW Publishing is headed to Portland, Oregon! While the company’s main base of operations will remain in San Diego, IDW is officially branching out to the burgeoning comic book scene in Portland, establishing a beachhead for its new phase of development, headed up by VP of Marketing, Dirk Wood. Wood will serve as Creative Director for Woodworks,…

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MARKET MAVEN: What IDW’s Random House Move Means for the Comic Market

MARKET MAVEN: What IDW’s Random House Move Means for the Comic Market

On Tuesday, IDW announced that their book store distribution operations will now be handled by Random House. The move, which takes effect in April, marks the end of a long-standing relationship between IDW and Diamond. Diamond Comic Distributors is the world’s largest comic book distributor, and holds a virtual monopoly on domestic and European direct-market sales. According to the press release from IDW, Diamond will continue to distribute the company’s trades and graphic novels to…

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Paramount and IDW Plan STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Comics

Paramount and IDW Plan STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Comics

This weekend New York City hosted Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary Convention and provided some big news. There was a great deal of buzz about Paramount’s new Star Trek: Discovery series. Originally announced in July, the series is to be set ten years prior to the events of The Original Series. Now it appears that the comics world is joining in. Writer Kristen Beyer announced that Paramount is taking a synergetic approach to tie-in media. Beyer…

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REVIEW: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #43, Another Side of the Mane Six

REVIEW: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #43, Another Side of the Mane Six

My Little Pony, a franchise known for its sweetness, lightness, and life lessons delivered by talking ponies, tips its characters a bit sideways in this month’s issue My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The story, written by Thom Zahler, pulls us right in on page one. In brief, the plot hinges upon  the ponies coming across a recently-appeared hot spring, which they waste no time utilizing for a well-earned spa day. Since this is the land…

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Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens Crossover Coming Summer 2016

Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens Crossover Coming Summer 2016

During the Dark Horse panel at Emerald City Comic Con, it was announced that Dark Horse, IDW, and 2000 AD will be teaming up to create a comic book crossover mini-series this summer, titled, Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens. John Layman (Chew) will be writing the series, alongside artist Chris Mooneyham (Predator: Fire and Stone), while Glenn Fabry (Preacher) will provide the covers. Here’s a description of the crossover from Dark Horse’s official press release: “The crossover pits…

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IDW Announces Bebop And Rocksteady Destroy Everything Miniseries

IDW Announces Bebop And Rocksteady Destroy Everything Miniseries

IDW Publishing has announced via AV Club, that the Shredder’s mutant henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady will be headlining their very own five-part weekly miniseries. The miniseries titled Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything will be written by Dustin Weaver and Ben Bates. Bates will do the art for the first issue while each subsequent issue will have a different artist attached to it. Issue #2 will be drawn by Sophie Campbell and Giannis Milonogiannis, #3 by Damian Couceiro,…

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COMIC MARKET: DARK KNIGHT III Tops 440K In Sales, Leads Market

COMIC MARKET: DARK KNIGHT III Tops 440K In Sales, Leads Market

Diamond Comic Book Distributors, the leading global distributor of comic books, released its November 2015 estimates today and the race for the top slot wasn’t even close. Dark Knight III: The Master Race, the revival of writer/artist Frank Miller’s controversial franchise, led all books with 440,234 single issues sold. The sales on the title more than edged out the nearest competitor, Marvel’s Star Wars: Vader Down. The Sith Lord’s latest adventure managed a remarkable 384,969 copies…

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REVIEW: Back to the Future #1

REVIEW: Back to the Future #1

With the thirtieth anniversary of the Back to the Future trilogy and the passing of Back to the Future day (10/21/15 the date that they traveled to in Back to the Future Part II), IDW comics has decided to celebrate the occasion by releasing their newest comic series based on the beloved films. Back to the Future #1 by IDW delivers two standalone flashback stories done by Bob Gale, the writer of the Back to…

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