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IDW: Thirteen Years and Stronger Than Ever!

May 17th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Buoyed by extraordinary fan response, explosive material, and a dedicated retail market, IDW is spending a lot of year thirteen making repeated trips to the printer!
Going back to press on multiple books, including Popeye #1, Road Rage #1 and #2, TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise #1, TRANSFORMERS: More Than Meets the Eye #1, and multiple printings of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1-5, to name a few, has given IDW a lot of work to do and a lot to think about. That’s to say nothing of the fact that this week brought sell-outs of Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #1 and TRIO #1!
“In all my years in the Direct Market, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen things blow up quite like this,” said Publisher and CEO Ted Adams. “We’ve been overprinting aggressively, and still not meeting demand. The initial orders we’re seeing are huge, and the increases we’re seeing at Final Order Cut-off are substantial.”
It should also be clear to fans and retailers alike that this wave of comics awesomeness has far from crested. Extremely strong sales of Mars Attacks, KISS, Godzilla, and the hotly-anticipated Star Trek: The Next Generation and Doctor Who crossover, among others, are just a handful of indicators screaming that IDW does not plan to stop putting out some of the industry’s most popular and prosperous titles.
With more launches on the way later this year, from The Crow to Judge Dredd, clearly the publisher shows no signs of slowing down.

For those intrepid retailers out of stock on the titles mentioned above, here are the second printings now available from Diamond:

MAR128262 – POPEYE #1 (OF 4) 2ND PTG
DEC118180 – STEPHEN KING JOE HILL ROAD RAGE #1 (OF 4) 2ND PTG
DEC118133 – TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #1 2ND PTG
DEC118181 – TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #2 2ND PTG
DEC118134 – TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ONGOING #1 2ND PTG
DEC118182 – TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ONGOING #2 2ND PTG
OCT118132 – TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #1 GLOBAL CONQUEST ED
OCT118133 – TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #2 GLOBAL CONQUEST ED
OCT118134 – TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #3 GLOBAL CONQUEST ED
OCT118135 – TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #4 GLOBAL CONQUEST ED
OCT118136 – TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #5 GLOBAL CONQUEST ED
OCT118137 – TMNT MICRO SERIES #1 RAPHAEL GLOBAL CONQUEST ED
DEC118132 – TMNT MICRO SERIES #2 MICHELANGELO GLOBAL CONQUEST ED

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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