Micronauts and ROM the Spaceknight Return to Comics

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IDW Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall has long talked about his desire to add ROM the Spaceknight  and the Micronauts to the comic publisher, know for it’s quality licensed comics.  He would occasionally put images of ROM on his personal Tumblr. Now, after years of talks, IDW and Hasbro have come to terms and both properties are heading back to comics in 2016. The Micronauts were successful from Mego, who created the line by licensing several of Japanese toymaker Tanaka’s toy lines in 1976.  The line of interchangeable figures were popular, and ran until 1980, before finally running out of … Continue reading

Staff Picks – What To Get This Week, Wednesday February 25

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Look, you know the drill. New comics come out on Wednesday.  Lots of them.   We’re here to tell you what’s hot.   What’s the problem? Now go to your local comic shop a grab a few good reads.     TOP OF THE STACK Spider-Gwen #1 – Marvel Comics Writer: Jason Latour Art: Robbi Rodriguez What Marvel says: SPIDER-GWEN SPINS INTO HER OWN SERIES! BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking comic shops by storm this winter with her own new ongoing series – SPIDER-GWEN! Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew … Continue reading

Staff Picks – What’s New for August 13, 2014

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  It’s Wednesday.  You know what that means.     There are over 450 different items headed to your local comic shop this week (when you include all the variant covers, re-solicitations, magazines and collectables. Here is what we think will be the best of the best.   TOP OF THE STACK Archer & Armstrong #23 – Valiant Comics Writers: Fred Van Lente Art: Pere Perez What Valiant says: THE END IS NEAR HERE! Archer & Armstrong have been dragged down and knocked out, left at the mercy of the Lizard King and his plot to unleash total annihilation. But, … Continue reading

SDCC14 – IDW and BOOM TREK to the PLANET OF THE APES

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Two of science fiction’s biggest franchises come together on the comic page next year, in what would be a Mystery Science Theatre 3000 dream come true, as the Enterprise crew find themselves in orbit over the Planet of the Apes. And it will be the original versions of both!   That’s right, Taylor, Nova, Cornelius, Dr. Zaius all will be meeting Spock, Sulu and Captain Kirk in all his Shatneress! FROM IDW San Diego, CA (July 25, 2014) – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to “mind-meld” with a sentient ape? Or wanted to see a Klingon on … Continue reading

IDW to produce 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Maxi-Series

IDW has produced some pretty cool Doctor Who comics, not to mention the Doctor Who/Star Trek the Next Generation crossover they are currently putting out (Issue 6 (of 8) will be out this week!), and have recently relaunched the ongoing title with Andy Diggle writing and art by Mark Buckingham. Now they are joining in to the Doctor’s 50th Anniversary (the program debuted on the BBC on November 23, 1963) with a new 12 issue Maxi-series called Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time. Each of the first 11 issues will feature a different Doctor, (beginning with the original, William Hartnell) The … Continue reading