IDW Reveals Comic Book Direct Market Publishing Schedule for Summer 2020

IDW Summer 2020 Schedule Promo

Award-winning US comics and graphic novels publisher IDW has announced its revised Direct Market release schedule for Summer 2020, which includes a new Transformers series written by Simon Furman – and the first Star Trek: Deep Space Nine mini series for many year.

With world-renowned brands like Sonic The Hedgehog and Transformers, groundbreaking original series like Usagi Yojimbo and Sleeping Beauties, acclaimed celebrations of the comics medium like Dave Cockrum’s X-Men Artifact Edition and Parker: The Martini Edition – Last Call, and everything in-between, IDW says it is perfectly poised to bring readers the summertime thrills they’ve been longing for — all available from your friendly neighbourhood comic shops.
 
“It’s been a crazy time for everybody,” says John Barber, Editor in Chief at IDW. “I’m really excited about finally bringing people the thing that brings us together: comics and books. There’s a really wide range of comics and graphic novels coming from IDW this summer — some you’ve probably been waiting for, and some that are new surprises. For me, the real magic is that there are stories here for everyone, from every walk of life.”
 
Chris Ryall, IDW’s President, Publisher, and CCO, says, “We’ve all been waiting — fans, retailers, and our staff alike — fervently and sometimes with a bit of understandable restlessness. Our thanks go out to all of you for letting us continue to make, ship, and sell comics to you. None of us take that opportunity for granted – and we will all continue to strive to make any purchase you make worth your time and your money.”

ON SALE TODAY (27th May 2020 – check for UK delivery)

Camp Spirit Graphic Novel

Camp Spirit Graphic Novel

Revisit the summer of ‘94 with writer/artist Axelle Lenoir! With just two months left before college, Elodie is forced to take a job as a camp counsellor. She doesn’t know the first thing about nature, or sports, or kids for that matter, and isn’t especially interested in learning… but now she’s responsible for a foul-mouthed horde of girls who just might win her over. Just as Elodie starts getting used to her new environment, a dark mystery lurking around the camp begins to haunt her dreams.

Sonic The Hedgehog: Tangle & Whisper Volume 1 Trade Paperback

Sonic The Hedgehog: Tangle & Whisper Volume 1 Trade Paperback
By Ian Flynn, Evan Stanley, and more

Join two of the most popular new characters from Sonic’s world in this classic odd-couple team-up adventure! Tangle the Lemur’s got a problem: there’s not enough action in her life! Whisper the Wolf’s also got a problem: she’s hunting down an incredibly dangerous enemy named Sonic the Hedgehog! Can Tangle and Whisper help solve each other’s problems, or will they just make things worse?

ALSO ON SALE…

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Days of Endless Adventure Trade Paperback
  • G.I. Joe #6
  • Godzilla: The Complete Rulers of Earth Volume 1 Trade Paperback (New Edition)
  • Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #5
  • Star Trek: Discovery – Aftermath Trade Paperback
  • Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle Trade Paperback
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #23

3rd JUNE 2020

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Road to 100 Deluxe Edition Hardcover

• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Road to 100 Deluxe Edition Hardcover | Digital edition also available

The landmark 100th issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gets the celebration it deserves in this special hardcover edition! Nearly eight years of action-packed continuity by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and series co-writer Tom Waltz is brought to its dramatic finale… but that’s not all!  In addition to the landmark issue, join TMNT scholar Patrick Ehlers for an authoritative study of IDW’s TMNT continuity — the perfect companion for such a notable comic book milestone!

ALSO ON SALE…

  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #271
  • Marvel Action: Black Panther Vol. 2: Rise Together Trade Paperback
  • Ragnarök: The Breaking of Helheim #5 (of 6)
  • Star Trek: Year Five #11

10TH JUNE 2020

Parker: The Martini Edition Hardcover Slipcase Graphic Novel

Parker: The Martini Edition Hardcover Slipcase Graphic Novel

The great Darwyn Cooke’s graphic novel adaptations of Richard Stark’s Parker stories “The Hunter”, “The Outfit”, “The Man with the Getaway Face”, and “The Seventh” are collected in this 9” x 13” hardcover, packaged in a gorgeous slipcase. Includes copious illustrations by Cooke and a long form discussion on Parker featuring Cooke, Ed Brubaker (acclaimed writer of Criminal), and noted comics journalist and historian Tom Spurgeon. A loving tribute to the legacy of Darwyn Cooke and Parker!

Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 1: Bunraku & Other Stories Trade Paperback

Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 1: Bunraku & Other Stories Trade Paperback

The warrior’s journey of Usagi Yojimbo continues in these all-new full-colour adventures! In “Bunraku & Other Stories”, Usagi becomes embroiled in a puppet drama where the players are not quite what they seem, goes back to his bodyguard roots on a perilous journey alongside Lady Mura, and hunts a stolen sword with bounty hunters Gen and Stray Dog. Plus, the very first Usagi story, “The Goblin of Adachigahara”, is expanded from 8 to 24 pages, adding new insights into the characters!

ALSO ON SALE…

  • Afraid of Everything Hardcover Graphic Novel
  • Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #4 (of 4)
  • Disney Comics and Stories #12
  • Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish Trade Paperback
  • The Kill Lock #5 (of 6)
  • Mountainhead #4 (of 5)
  • Pandemica Vol. 1 Trade Paperback
  • Rascal Hardcover Graphic Novel
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Vol. 3 Trade Paperback
  • Wellington #4 (of 5)

17TH JUNE 2020

Dave Cockrum’s X-Men Artifact Edition Hardcover

Dave Cockrum’s X-Men Artifact Edition Hardcover

After the runaway success of Giant Size X-Men #1, all-new stories exploded in the pages of X-Men #94… and the rest is the stuff comic book dreams are made of! This Artifact Edition contains more than 100 pages from Cockrum’s initial run on X-Men, as well as pages from the artist’s second run on the characters several years later. As an added bonus: a gallery section featuring covers, sketches, and a few surprises! This is an art book made for fans of Dave Cockrum’s X-Men art!

ALSO ON SALE…

  • The Crow: Lethe #1 (of 3) – Second Printing
  • The Crow: Lethe #2 (of 3)
  • Dying is Easy #5 (of 5)
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #272
  • Lab Vol. 1 Graphic Novel
  • Tiananmen 1989: Our Shattered Hopes Hardcover Graphic Novel
  • Transformers #20
  • Transformers: The IDW Collection – Phase 2 Vol. 11 Hardcover
  • Uncle Scrooge #56
  • Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artisan Edition Hardcover

24TH JUNE 2020

Sleeping Beauties #1 (of 10)

Sleeping Beauties #1 (of 10)

Based on the horror novel by Stephen and Owen King, and adapted by Rio Youers and Alison Sampson! A strange sleeping sickness, known as Aurora, has fallen over the world, and strangest of all, it only affects women. In the small town of Dooling, a mysterious woman has walked out of the woods; she calls herself Eve and leaves a trail of carnage behind her. More mysterious: she’s the only woman not falling asleep.

ALSO ON SALE…

  • A Radical Shift of Gravity Graphic Novel
  • Locke & Key #1 Facsimile Edition
  • Marvel Action: Spider-Man Vol. 4: Venom Trade Paperback
  • My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship Vol. 1 Trade Paperback
  • Sonic The Hedgehog #28
  • Sonic The Hedgehog Vol. 6: Last Minute Trade Paperback
  • Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars – Battle Tales #2 (of 5)
  • Star Wars Adventures Vol. 9: Fight the Empire Trade Paperback
  • They Called Us Enemy Spanish Edition: Nos Llamaron Enemigo Graphic Novel
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #105
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika #3 (of 3)
  • Transformers vs. The Terminator #2 (of 4)

1ST JULY 2020

  • Ed Leffingwell’s Little Joeby Harold Gray Hardcover
  • Eve Stranger Vol. 1 Trade Paperback
  • Ghostbusters: Year One #4 (of 4)
  • I Can Sell You a Body #4 (of 4)
  • Johnny Dynamite – The Complete Adventures of Pete Morisi’s Wild Man of Chicago Hardcover
  • Marvel Action Classics: Avengers Starring Iron Man #1
  • Speed Bump: A 25th Anniversary Collection Hardcover Graphic Novel
  • Star Trek: Year Five #12
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #24
  • Usagi Yojimbo Color Classics #4

8TH JULY 2020

  • Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues Vol. 1 Trade Paperback
  • Disney Comics and Stories #13
  • Dungeons & Dragons:Infernal Tides #4 (of 5)
  • Marvel Vault of Heroes: Captain America Trade Paperback
  • Michael Recycle Meets Borat the Space Cat Hardcover Picture Book
  • Sleeping Beauties #2 (of 10)
  • Sonic The Hedgehog Annual 2020
  • Starcadia Quest: Heart of a Star Trade Paperback
  • Star Wars Adventures #32
  • Transformers: Galaxies #7

15TH JULY 2020

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #1

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #1

Comics superstar Rob Liefeld (New Mutants, X-Force, Youngblood) takes on G.I. Joe in this high-octane, adrenaline-fuelled miniseries.

Snake Eyes has long been the most mysterious member of the G.I. Joe team, but within the pages of Deadgame, he’ll finally be forced to play his hand! How long can he keep his past classified… and what deadly secrets will come back to haunt him?

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Too Long a Sacrifice #1

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Too Long a Sacrifice #1

Death casts its shadow as Constable Odo searches for truth amid a web of treachery and lies. Everyone on the Promanade has a motive for this murder, be it vengeance, justice… or old-fashioned greed. Legendary Star Trek scribes Scott Tipton and David Tipton team with noir artist Greg Scott for the first Deep Space Nine comic book series in a decade!

Transformers ‘84: Secrets & Lies #1 (of 4)

Transformers ‘84: Secrets & Lies #1 (of 4)

Simon Furman returns! Accompanied by the equally accomplished Guido Guidi and John-Paul Bove, the beloved writer tells a new tale in the original Transformers comic universe, hot off the heels of the successful Transformers ’84 #0 one-shot! As the Cybertronian Civil War rages, Decepticon scientist Shockwave has encountered a new obstacle to the Decepticon’s victory and subjugation of the planet: an obstacle called Megatron!

ALSO ON SALE…

  • The Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy Vol. 28 Hardcover
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Complete Silence One-Shot
  • The Grot: The Story of the Swamp City Grifters Trade Paperback
  • H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau Hardcover
  • Marvel Action: Spider-Man #3
  • Napoleon Dynamite: Impeach Pedro Trade Paperback
  • Star Wars Adventures: Clone Wars – Battle Tales #3 (of 5)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #106
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection Vol. 11 Hardcover
  • Usagi Yojimbo #10

22nd JULY 2020

My Little Pony / Transformers #1 (of 4)

My Little Pony / Transformers #1 (of 4)

When Queen Chrysalis casts a spell looking for more changelings, she accidentally interferes with a malfunctioning Spacebridge! What’s this mean for our favourite fillies? There are suddenly a bunch of Autobots and Decepticons in Equestria! And as the dust settles, Rarity and Arcee find themselves teaming up against a hostile Decepticon force…

ALSO ON SALE…

  • Canto and the Clockwork Fairies One-Shot
  • Red Panda & Moon Bear Spanish Edition: Panda Roja y Osa Lunar Graphic Novel
  • Sonic The Hedgehog #29
  • Star Trek: Year Five Vol. 2: The Wine-Dark Deep Trade Paperback
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2020
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #25
  • Transformers #21

29TH JULY 2020

  • The Crow: Lethe #3 (of 3)
  • The Kill Lock #6 (of 6)
  • Marvel Action: Captain Marvel #6
  • Pandemica #5 (of 5)
  • Ragnarök: The Breaking of Helheim #6 (of 6)
  • Sleeping Beauties #3 (of 10)
  • Usagi Yojimbo Color Classics #5 (of 7)

5TH AUGUST 2020

  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #273
  • Judge Dredd: False Witness #2 (of 4)
  • Marvel Action: Avengers #2
  • Marvel Action: Captain Marvel Vol. 2: A.I.M. Small
  • Narcos #3 (of 4)
  • Read Only Memories #4 (of 4)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog #30
  • Star Trek: Year Five #13
  • Usagi Yojimbo #11

12TH AUGUST 2020

Be Gay, Do Comics Graphic Novel

Be Gay, Do Comics Graphic Novel

The dream of a queer separatist town. The life of a gay Jewish Nazi-fighter. A gender reveal party that tears apart reality. These are the just some of the comics you’ll find in this massive anthology from The Nib. Be Gay, Do Comics is filled with dozens of comics about LGBTQIA experiences, ranging from personal stories to queer history to cutting satire about pronoun panic and brands desperate to co-opt pride. Brimming with resilience, inspiration, and humour, featuring more than 30 cartoonists!

ALSO ON SALE…

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #5 (of 5)
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Snake Eyes Origin One-Shot
  • The Mueller Report Graphic Novel
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #89
  • My Little Pony / Transformers #2 (of 4)
  • Sleeping Beauties #4 (of 10)
  • Sonic The Hedgehog Spanish Edition Vol. 1: ¡Consecuencias! Trade Paperback
  • Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars – Battle Tales #4 (of 5)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #107
  • They Called Us Enemy Expanded Edition Graphic Novel
  • Transformers #22
  • Transformers: Galaxies #8
  • Usagi Yojimbo Color Classics #6 (of 7)

19TH AUGUST 2020

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #1 (of 5)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #1 (of 5)

Springing from the minds of TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird comes an epic like you’ve never seen before! In a far different future NYC, a lone surviving Turtle goes on a seemingly hopeless mission to obtain justice for his fallen family and friends. Kinetic layouts from Eastman, moody inks from Andy Kuhn, and a thrilling script from longtime TMNT scribe Tom Waltz combine to make this one of the most memorable TMNT stories you will ever read. Oversized in both format and page count!

Voyage to the Stars #1 (of 5)

Voyage to the Stars #1 (of 5)

The hit sci-fi comedy podcast crashes into comics! Earth is gone. Only one intrepid crew of misfits managed to escape, now determined and ambiguously destined to stop a growing, ancient evil from consuming the universe (although stopping it may be tricky, as our heroes can’t help but destroy just about every planet and species they come across) By five-time Harvey Award-nominee James Asmus and Connie Daidone!

ALSO ON SALE…

  • Fishtown Brotherly Love Edition Graphic Novel
  • G.I. Joe #7
  • Godzilla: Half-Century War Trade Paperback
  • Life in the Stupidverse Graphic Novel
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 19
  • Sonic the Hedgehog #31
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Too Long a Sacrifice #2 (of 4)
  • Star Trek: Picard Trade Paperback
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #26
  • Transformers ’84: Secrets and Lies #2 (of 4)
  • Transformers vs. The Terminator #3 (of 4)
  • Uncle Scrooge #57
  • Usagi Yojimbo Color Classics #7 (of 7)

26TH AUGUST 2020

Canto II: The Hollow Men #1 (of 5)

Canto II: The Hollow Men #1 (of 5)

All-ages fan favourite Canto returns! Once, a little tin slave with a clock for a heart broke all the rules — he escaped his masters on an epic journey to save his love’s heart, and he led his people to freedom. But now that freedom is in jeopardy, as Canto discovers his people’s clockwork hearts will stop unless they return to captivity. He and his friends Falco, Rikta, and Veratta embark on a new adventure to save the lives of all their people. Can they lift the curse before their time runs out?

Locke & Key: …In Pale Battalions Go… #1 (of 2)

Locke & Key: …In Pale Battalions Go… #1 (of 2)

Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez’s acclaimed Locke & Key continues! The impossible, reality-bending keys of Keyhouse have always been weapons of war. In the spring of 1915, Chamberlin Locke’s oldest son, John, is desperate to be a part of the greatest war of all… and use the keys to turn the tide! Prepare to open a door onto one of the grimmest battlefields of the 20th century, whose darkness might even strike fear into an army of supernatural shadows.

ALSO ON SALE…

  • Corto Maltese: Mu, The Lost Continent Graphic Novel
  • From Hell Master Edition Hardcover
  • Gears of War: Hivebusters Trade Paperback
  • Kodi Vol. 1 Graphic Novel
  • Haunted Mansion Graphic Novel
  • Snake Eyes: Deadgame #2 (of 6)
  • Star Trek: Hell’s Mirror One-Shot
  • Star Wars Adventures Annual 2020
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #108
  • Transformers: Galaxies #9
  • Transformers Vol. 2: Change in Their Nature Hardcover
  • Usagi Yojimbo #12

IDW Publishing (IDWP), a division of IDW Media Holdings Inc. is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels, art books, trade paperbacks, and tabletop games. IDWP is one of the top four publishers of comic books and graphic novels in the U.S. with a library of world-renowned licensed content and original series. IDWP’s critically-acclaimed imprints include Top Shelf Productions, Artist’s Editions, The Library of American Comics, and Yoe! Books.

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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