IDW Reveals Comic Book Direct Market Publishing Schedule for Summer

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IDW Reveals Comic Book Direct Market Publishing Schedule for Summer 2020

IDW Publishing, the award-winning publisher of comic books and graphic novels, announced its revised Direct Market release schedule for Summer 2020. 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 is perfectly poised to bring readers the summertime thrills they’ve been longing for — all available from your friendly neighborhood 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.”

May 27:

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 counselor. 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 Vol. 1 Trade Paperback – 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? By Ian Flynn, Evan Stanley, and more!

Dungeons & Dragons: Days of Endless Adventure Trade Paperback

G.I. Joe #6

Godzilla: The Complete Rulers of Earth Vol. 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

June 3:

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

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

June 10:

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 – The warrior’s journey of Usagi Yojimbo continues in these all-new full-color 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!

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)

June 17:

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!

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

June 24:

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.

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)

Check out the full schedule on IDW’s website and for information on how to acquire copies of IDW Publishing’s upcoming comic book and graphic novel releases, please contact your local comic shop or visit to find a store near you.

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