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IDW Publishing will bring the Rom character back from obscurity on Free Comic Book Day May 7th 2016. The long awaited Rom drought will end with the release of Rom: Space Knight #0. Chris Ryall (Editor-In_Chief) has always been a huge fan of the character and always teased fans about maybe one day bringing him back. Now Chris’ dream and fans alike will have their Knight in shining Armour back for good! If you are a fan of yesteryear like we were or even a new fan, InvestComics brings you the ultimate Rom checklist below. Click away and buy up these great books. Get to know the Rom of the past because one must know the past to appreciate the future. Be sure to check out the new Rom series from IDW Publishing when it hits. We’re sure it’ll be a blast from the past and future!

Rom Checklist

Rom #1

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Rom #2

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Rom #3

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Rom #5

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Rom #1 (1979) – The first appearances of Rom, Dire Wraiths, Prime Director, Brandy Clark, and Spaceknights. Bill Mantlo writes, Sal Buscema draws, and a Frank Miller/Joe Rubinstein cover. A number one issue to love.
Rom #2 (1980) – First appearances of Jonathan Clark, Sarah Clark, Steve Jackson, and Firefall.
Rom #3 (1980) – A Frank Miller/Terry Austin cover.
Rom #5 (1980) – Doctor Strange makes a guest appearance. Also the first appearance of the Hellhounds of the Dark Nebula.

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Rom #8

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Rom #12

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Rom #14

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Rom #17

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Rom #8 (1980) – First appearance of Serpentyne.
Rom #12 (1980) – The awesome Jack of Hearts makes an appearance. The great Michael Golden gets both characters on his cover. Lovely.
Rom #14 (1981) – This comic has a bunch of goodies in it. The first appearances of Terminator Rom, and Starshine (Landra). Appearances (flashback) by the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. Dave Cockrum cover.
Rom #17 (1981) – The Uncanny X-Men make an appearance. This comic and the followup next issue are the most popular of the Rom series run. A Frank Miller/Al Milgrom cover with Wolverine slashing at Rom makes this an instant collectors item. Also the first appearance of Hybrid.

Rom #18

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Rom #20

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Rom #21

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Power Man and Iron Fist #73

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Rom #18 (1981) – Part 2 with the Uncanny X-Men. Frank Miller/Terry Austin cover.
Rom #20 (1981) – First appearance of Mentus.
Rom #21 (1981) – The return of the Torpedo. A fantastic Al Milgrom cover.
Power Man and Iron Fist #73 (1981) – The first time Rom ventures outside of his own title into the Marvel universe. Writer Jo Duffy, and a Frank Miller cover.

Rom #23

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Rom #25

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Rom #29

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Contest of Champions #1

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Rom #23 (1981) – Power Man and Iron Fist return the favor and appear in the Rom comic. A few Marvel characters first appear with Rom in this comic. Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Moon Knight.
Rom #25 (1981) – First appearances of Hammerhead, Astra, Javelin, Rainbow, and an appearance from Torpedo.
Rom #29 (1982) – An Incredible Hulk appearance.
Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions #1 (1982) – Rom steps out of his own comic for the first time and into the realm of the Marvel universe. This 3 issue mini was the first of its kind and it was a big seller back in 82. The aftermarket treated this series very kindly back then. Rom seems to have appeared in only the first issue. The series was written by Grant, Gruenwald, and Mantlo. Drawn by John Romita Jr. Cover by Romita Jr and Layton.

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Rom #31

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Rom #32

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Rom #33

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What if #36

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Rom #31 (1982) – The Avengers make an appearance.
Rom #32 (1982) – The X-Men make an appearance.
Rom #33 (1982) – First appearance of Sybil.
What If? #36 (1982) – Rom’s second appearance into the Marvel U, but it’s in a backup Nova what if story.

Rom Annual #1

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Rom #38

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Rom #40

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Rom #41

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Rom Annual #1 (1982) – Rom’s first annual. Also the first appearance of Gloriole (backup story).
Rom #38 (1983) – A fantastic cover from Gene Day and an appearance by Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu. Also the first appearance of Doctor Dredd.
Rom #40 (1983) – The first appearance of Starshine (Brandy Clark).
Rom #41 (1983) – Doctor Strange makes an appearance.

Marvel Two-In-One #99

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Rom #44

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Rom #46

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Rom #48

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Marvel Two-In-One #99 (1983) – Rom teams with the Thing (Fantastic Four). Cover by John Byrne and Ed Hannigan.
Rom #44 (1983) – First appearance of Devastator.
Rom #46 (1983) – Bill Sienkiewicz lends his legendary status to this awesome cover.
Rom #48 (1983) – This cover reminds us of the “Spidey No More” story (opening page – Amazing Spider-Man #50). The Rom cover reads “To Fight No More”. Hmmmmm……Cover credit: Ian Akin/Brian Garvey.

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Rom Annual #2

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Rom #50

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Rom #51

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Rom #52

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Rom Annual #2 (1983) – An overload of first appearances here. Breaker, Unseen, Pulsar, Seeker, Trapper, and Scanner.
Rom #50 (1984) – Avengers and Fantastic Four appearances. Cover from Michael Zeck.
Rom #51 (1984) – Another great Michael Zeck cover.
Rom #52 (1984) – First appearance of General Merriwether Locklin. Bill Sienkiewicz supplies the cover art.

Hulk #296

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Rom #56

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Rom #57

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Rom #58

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Incredible Hulk #296 (1984) – Rom makes an appearance.
Rom #56 (1984) – Alpha Flight appearance with a John Byrne cover.
Rom #57 (1984) – Another John Byrne cover. Alpha Flight/Rom cover.
Rom #58 (1984) Ant-Man appearance. Ant-Man also appears on the Jackson Guice cover.

Rom #59

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Rom #61

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Rom #62

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Rom #65

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Rom #59 (1984) – Legend Steve Ditko takes over the art duties for the remainder of the Rom series. Unfortunately the Rom series begins to see the light at the end of the tunnel. An Ant-Man appearance in this issue.
Rom #61 (1984) – Steve Ditko art. Here’s a fun book to hunt down for only one reason. That black cover. See if you can score a 9.8 grade or higher. Might be challenging for a 32 year old comic. And besides, look at the creator names on this book anyway, Mantlo. Guice, Austin, Mazzucchelli, and Ditko. Not just any book to get graded.
Rom #62 (1985) – Steve Ditko art. Michael Zeck cover.
Rom #65 (1985) – Steve Ditko pencils ALL of these characters; Avengers, X-Men, West Coast Avengers, Soviet Super Soldiers, Dynamic Defenders (which includes Valkyrie, Beast, Iceman, Gargoyle, Angel, and Moondragon), Captain Britain, and many more. This issue is a must have in your Steve Ditko collection.

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Rom #66

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Rom #67

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Rom #71

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Rom #73

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Rom #66 (1985) – Steve Ditko art. All the same characters appear in this issue as did in the last issue. This time add Galactus to the mix.
Rom #67 (1985) – Steve Ditko art. First appearance of Hiberlac and the Hibers. Jim Starlin cover!
Rom #71 (1985) – Steve Ditko art. First appearance of Clavians.
Rom #73 (1985) – Steve Ditko art. First appearances of Heatwave, Spaceknights (second generation), and Ariane.

Rom Annual #4

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Rom #74

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Rom #75

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Incredible Hulk #319

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Rom Annual #4 (1984) – Steve Ditko art. First appearance of Voltar.
Rom #74 (1986) – Steve Ditko art. First appearance of Lord Dominor. John Byrne cover art.
Rom #75 (1986) – Steve Ditko art. The last issue.
Incredible Hulk #319 (1986) – Rom took 2 months off after his series finale before appearing this comic. Written, drawn and cover by John Byrne.

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Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Annual #2

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Incredible Hulk #418

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Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration

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Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Annual #2 (1992) – Rom appears in a backup story written by Roy Thomas.
Incredible Hulk #418 (1994) – Rom appears in this wedding issue. Written by Peter David and art by Gary Frank. This comic has an appearance from Death. Death is a Neil Gaiman Sandman character creation from DC’s imprint Vertigo. Tsk-tsk Marvel, shame on you.
Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration (2014) – Rom appears in a story written by Brian Michael Bendis and art by Alan Davis. “Licensed Contest of Champions” is the story name and it features Godzilla, Bug (Microverse), among others…..including Rom.

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Jay Katz

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 6/11/14

45523_20060706171832_large 60519_20061024153042_largeThere are a total of thirteen plus number one comics to touch on this week. Out of the thirteen, only two are emerging as victors in the sold out department. Check out Red City (2014) #1 and Wildfire (2014 Image) #1. Both from…..you guessed it, Image Comics. So without question, these comics are on the must list for the speculator this week. Avatar Press’ Dicks End of Time #1 is on the verge of a sell out too. The crazy variant looks like it will go first before the regular cover.

Other number one issues to not sleep on; Image Comics’ That’s Because You’re a Robot (2014) #1. This comic looks like a fun interesting ride. The number one selling mobile app ever gets its own comic book; Angry Birds Comics (2014) #1. Will the status of being the app champion equate to dominate within the comic book genre? This investor doesn’t see it, but I have been wrong before and stranger things have happened.

The new Amazing Spider-Man (2014 3rd Series) #1.2 will focus on a new character named Clash.

Valiant’s first ever huge crossover event will officially begin in Armor Hunters (2014 Valiant) #1. With top notch creators Doug Braithwaite and Robert Venditti at the helm, look for a fantastic story with awesome artwork and some sell outs along the way.

89332_20070411185021_large 1867184A dark new epic comic comes from Dynamite this week; Blood Queen (2014 Dynamite) #1. This number one issue is showing some nice sales thus far. The Ale Garza variant is a nice one too. Check it out in the gallery here.

The Godzilla movie has created a buzz. The craze seems to have spilled over to the comic book lure a bit. IDW showing some very strong sales on Godzilla The IDW Era (2014 IDW) #1. Look for a possible second print on that one shortly.

DC Comics releases Infinity Man and the Forever People (2014) #1 this Wednesday. A good story line and some good character development may push this series to a heighten interest. Infinity Man and the Forever People first appeared courtesy of the legend himself Jack “King” Kirby in Forever People #1 (1971). Although one member of Forever People did first appear in the 1988 Forever People #1, that being Maya. Always a wise decision to get first appearances from the legend Jack “King” Kirby. Nuff said.

ScreenHunter_374 Jun. 06 21.35 ScreenHunter_374 Jun. 06 21.33A few weeks ago InvestComics alerted all speculators that IF, that’s IF the hand to hand combat comics were to take off that Shang-Chi would be a good place to start hoarding. This Wednesday in Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (2014) #2 The Daughters of The Dragon make an appearance. Probably no big deal, but their first appearance however is. Check out The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #32 from 1977. In there you will find a short story introducing “The Daughters” written by Chris Claremont. How cool is that? The guidelines that applied to Jack Kirby earlier applies here too.

While we’re on topic talking about first appearances, check out X (2013 Dark Horse) #14. Not only does InvestComics endorse this comic as a comic to keep an eye on, but the new issue will bring a “game changing” villain to the fray. Keep the X close to the vest. It may breakout one day. I went on extensively about the potential of X back in April 2013 (InvestComics Hot Picks #264) and in May of 2013 (InvestComics Hot Picks #268). Click either one of the red links to check it out. Very high on the character back then, still am.

1880891Rounding out the week; Empty Man (2014) #1. Mr. “Sixth Gun” himself Cullen Bunn brings this new series to Boom Studios. Disney character gets its own series; Figment (2014) #1. Bravest Warriors Impossibear Special (2014) #1 from Boom Studios looks like a fun time.

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GODZILLA Sets His Eyes on North American Retailers with Help from Diamond

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (May 16, 2013) —Toho Company, Ltd. the producer of twenty-eight GODZILLA motion pictures, and Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels and pop-culture merchandise, have reached an agreement that will bring the best GODZILLA merchandise from Japan and beyond to the United States and Canada. Diamond will choose, market, and distribute the highly desired and sought after GODZILLA toys, comics, collectibles, and lifestyle products, many of which have previously been available only in Japan.

“GODZILLA has been a pop culture icon since he was unleashed on the world in 1954,” said John Parker, Diamond’s VP- New Business Development.  “Now that Diamond can provide a complete offering of awesome GODZILLA merchandise from Toho, the long lost and unavailable figures and collectibles will be easily accessible to the fans of the nuclear beast. With a new film in production and scheduled for release in May, 2014 the monster merchandise will be here just in time to make its way onto the shelves of North American retailers.”

”We are very excited to be teaming with Diamond Comic Distributors in this opportunity to share a wider and more complete line of Godzilla merchandise,” said Masaki Fujiwara, General Manager at the Los Angeles office of Toho Co., Ltd. “I hope the Godzilla fans in North America are as thrilled as we are.”

An initial round of merchandise is featured in Diamond’s May PREVIEWS catalog, and is expected in retail stores starting in July. To pre-order GODZILLA merchandise, find a comic shop near you at www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook. Retailers interested in purchasing GODZILLA products are encouraged to contact Diamond’s New Accounts Department at newaccounts@diamondcomics.com.

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Steve Ditko’s GORGO resurfaces at IDW

Alert: Ditko’s GORGO Surfaces!

No One is Safe from GORGO’s Grasp!

 

[Ditko Monsters Gorgo Cover]San Diego, CA (October 30, 2012) – This January, the world is set to come under vicious attack. As ocean waters tremble and churn, undersea volcanoes violently erupt, and the giant lizard monster Gorgo rises once again to terrorize a woefully unprepared populace!
IDW Publishing and Yoe Books are thrilled to announce DITKO MONSTERS: GORGO! The first in a series, to be followed by DITKO MONSTERS: KONGA!, this volume collects the complete run of Ditko’s Gorgo: over 200 pages of explosive, destructive Gorgo action. This hardcover volume is absolutely packed with towering monster art by the inimitable comics legend STEVE DITKO!
Drawn at the same time Ditko was doing landmark work on Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, Gorgo was ripped from the reels of its cinematic origins and thrust into the pulpy comics spotlight. Seemingly unstoppable, Gorgo takes all comers as he stomps across the globe in adventures penned by fan-favorite writer Joe Gill with book design and an introduction by Eisner Award-winner, Craig Yoe.
“This is the third Ditko book I’ve had the great pleasure to produce, the first two were The Art of Ditko and The Creativity of Ditko,” says Yoe. “As proud of I am of those, this one may be the most F-U-N fun yet, because it’s all about a ginormous, scaly-skinned, dinosaur-like, anti-social, city-smashing MONSTER. Ditko obviously had a blast doing these mad-cool comics, smashingly putting the “GO” in Gorgo!”
A bona fide art legend, a vicious monster laying waste to highly populated urban areas, and an oversized, full-color hardback? Ladies and gentlemonsters, DITKO MONSTERS: GORGO! has it all!
DITKO MONSTERS: GORGO! (FC, 224 pages, $34.99) is in stores 1/30/13. Diamond code: NOV120414
Craig Yoe is available for convention appearances and interviews with the press in regards to this and his other books. Find Yoe Books’ online at http://yoebooks.com and http://www.youtube.com/theyoetube.
Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. IDW can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/idwpublishing and http://tumblr.idwpublishing.com/ and on Twitter at @idwpublishing.

 

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

GO GO GODZILLA! IDW’S GODZILLA: KINGDOM OF THE MONSTERS #1 SELLS OUT

GODZILLA® CONQUERS AGAIN
Godzilla®: Kingdom of Monsters #1 sells out in one day!

 
San Diego, CA (March 31, 2011) – IDW Publishing is pleased to announce that GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1 has sold out just a day after making its debut at comic book retail stores throughout North America. Written by Eric Powell and Tracy Marsh, with artwork by Phil Hester, the rapid sell-out marks a fantastically successful return for the giant fire-breathing lizard to comics. To meet the continued demand and ensure fans everywhere have access to the comic,  GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1 will be stomping its way back into stores in a ground-shaking second printing.

“We’re absolutely excited to see such a huge response to GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS,” said Ted Adams, IDW Chief Executive Officer. “We thought a sell-out for the first issue might be in the cards, but selling out in one day exceeded even our own lofty expectations. We definitely feel a special second printing is in order, and we will be producing one as quickly as we can as a huge thanks to all the many retailers and fans who have supported us so tremendously in bringing the King of Monsters back to comics.”

The second printing of GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1 will feature the Alex Ross illustrated cover from the first printing with a new foil logo. The reprint issues are slated to arrive at comic book retail stores on May 11, 2011.

 “It’s immensely gratifying to see this kind of support for our Godzilla comic,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer. “It was already our largest print-run ever, so to have it sell out on the first day of release is a testament to a great retailer base and to very appreciated support from fans. We promise more and more monsters in the subsequent issues as repayment for your kindness.”

In GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS, a full-scale apocalypse is brewing. The monsters are a force of nature whose attacks are as sudden and random as a lightning strike. There will be no clean-cut heroes with perfectly chiseled chins and capes billowing in the wind; only ordinary human beings struggling desperately to survive in a world gone mad.

GODZILLA®: KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1 (2nd Printing – $3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores on May 11. Diamond order code FEB11 8245.
Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; Toho’s Godzilla; the BBC’s Doctor Who; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.
About TOHO CO., LTD.
Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-eight Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in 1954, and masterpiece films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho has been the number one distributor of motion pictures in Japan (both domestic and foreign) for seven consecutive years since 2003.  The company is also, throughout Japan, the leading producer of theatrical works and one of the largest owners of office buildings and theaters.