#NYCC 2017 Exclusives, Panel, Signings and more from IDW & Top Shelf
October 3, 2017

San Diego, CA (Oct 2, 2017)— IDW is heading east for New York Comic Con! To help fans prepare, here’s the complete list of IDW’s hottest EXCLSUIVES, most anticipated SIGNINGS, and can’t-miss PANELS. All of your convention must-haves are right here!The convention exclusives are only available for pick up at IDW Booth #1844. That is also the location of where the signings below will be held.


Thursday October 5th

10:00 – 12:00Kid LobotomyPeter Milligan, Tess Fowler
(*Free Sketches!)
10:00 – 11:00Sh*t My President SaysShannon Wheeler
11:00 – 12:00Comic Book History of Comics Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey
12:00 – 1:00Star Wars AdventuresDerek Charm, Landry Walker
 (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
12:00 – 1:00Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/ Batman – Freddie E. Williams II
12:00 – 1:00The Electric SublimeW. Maxwell Prince
1:00 – 2:00Mr. Wormwood Goes To Washington Ben Templesmith
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
2:00 – 3:00Top Shelf Soiree Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), Lauren Purje (You Might Be An Artist If…)
3:00 – 4:00First Strike Mairghread Scott
3:00 – 4:00ROMDavid Messina, Paolo Villanelli
3:00 – 4:00Transformers ­– Alex Milne
4:00 – 5:00Roots Tara O’Connor
(*Book Debut!)
5:00 – 6:00Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition Louise Simonson
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
5:00 – 6:00Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
5:00 – 6:00Sword of Ages, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
6:00 – 7:00Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles –Michael Dialynas, Ulises Farinas, Ryan Ferrier, Mateus Santolouco, James Tynion IV

Friday October 6th

10:45 – 11:15Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective AgencyMax Landis,
Arvind Ethan David
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
11:15 – 12:00IDW PDX Presents FULL BLEEDCassey Kuo
11:15 – 12:00Top Shelf SoireeShannon Wheeler (Sh*t My President Says), Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), Tara O’Connor (Roots)
12:00 – 1:00DuckTales Joe Caramagna
12:00 ­– 1:00Atomic RoboBrian Clevinger, Scott Wegener
1:00 – 2:00Sword of Ages, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
1:00 – 3:00Kid Lobotomy Peter Milligan, Tess Fowler
(*Free Sketches!)
2:00 – 3:00The Beauty of HorrorAlan Robert
3:30 – 5:15Star Trek: New VisionsJohn Byrne
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
5:30 – 6:00Dirk Gently Elijah Wood, SamuelBarnett, Hannah Marks,
Jade Eshete, Fiona Dourif, Mpho Koaho
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)

Plus! Don’t miss Peter Milligan & Tess Fowler signing Kid Lobotomy at St. Mark’s Comics Friday at 8PM!

Saturday October 7th

10:00 – 11:00Star Wars AdventuresDerek Charm, Jon Sommariva,
Landry Walker
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
10:00 – 11:00First StrikeMairghread Scott
11:00 – 12:00Samurai Jack – Fabian Rangel Jr.
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
11:00 – 12:00Sh*t My President SaysShannon Wheeler
12:00 – 1:00Love is Love ­– Matthew Rosenberg, Chris Ryall, Cat Staggs
1:00 – 2:00Dirk GentlyArvind Ethan David, Robert Hack, Ilias Kyriazis
1:00 – 2:00Sword of Ages, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
2:00 – 3:00Top Shelf SoireeKim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), Tara O’Connor (Roots), Janet Lee (Return of The Dapper Men)
2:00 – 3:00The Story of MenZep
2:00 – 3:00Siberia 56Alexis Sentenac
2:00 – 4:00Kid Lobotomy Peter Milligan, Tess Fowler
(*Free Sketches!)
3:00 – 4:00 Judge Dredd Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas
3:00 – 4:00AssassinistasTini Howard
4:00 – 5:00Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition Louise Simonson
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
4:00 – 5:00Ragnarök – Walter Simonson
5:00 – 6:00Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesMichael Dialynas, Ulises Farinas,
Erick Freitas, Ryan Ferrier, Mateus Santolouco,
6:00 – 7:00Star TrekCecil Castellucci, Donny Cates, Cryssy Cheung,Marc Laming, Declan Shalvey

Sunday October 8th

10:00 – 11:00Jem and the HologramsJen Bartel, Gisele Lagace
10:00 – 11:00Top Shelf SoireeKim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), Tara O’Connor
(Roots), Lauren Purje (You Might Be An Artist If…)
11:00 – 12:00Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/ Batman, TMNT Adventures –
Billy Martin, Jon Sommariva, Freddie E. Williams II
11:00 – 1:00Kid Lobotomy Peter Milligan, Tess Fowler
(*Free Sketches!)
12:00 – 1:00AssassinistasTini Howard
1:00 – 2:00My Little PonyTed Anderson, Tony Fleecs, Agnes Garbowska,
Sara Richard, Andy Price, Jeremy Whitley
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
2:00 – 3:00Star Wars AdventuresElsa Charretier, Derek Charm,
Pierrick Colinet, Cavan Scott, Landry Walker
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
2:00 – 3:00DuckTalesJoe Caramagna
3:00 – 4:00Sword of Ages, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez
4:00 – 5:00Sh*t My President SaysShannon Wheeler


*For accompanying images for the following items – CLICK HERE

Star Wars Adventures #1 Con Variant
Cover by Elsa Charretier, limited to 500 copies
$10 each

Star Wars Adventures #2 Con Variant
Cover by Tim Levins, limited to 500 copies
$10 each

DuckTales #1 B&W Con Variant
Cover by Marco Ghiglione, limited to 500 copies
$10 each

Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack #1 B&W Con Variant
Cover by Michael Avon Oeming, limited to 250 copies
$10 each

Wormwood: Mr. Wormwood Goes to Washington #1 Con Variant
Cover by Ben Templesmith
$10 each

Star Trek New Visions
John Byrne Photo Variant, limited to 200 copies
$10 each
* First 100 people to buy this book on FRIDAY morning (not Thursday) will get a wristband for the John Byrne signing on Friday from 3:30-5:30pm.

Kid Lobotomy #1 Metallic Ink Con Variant
Cover by Tess Fowler, limited to 250 copies
$10 each

Kid Lobotomy #1 Blank Sketch Variant
Limited to 500 copies
$10 each

Tom Whalen Variant Comic and Bonus Poster
Covers by Tom Whalen; Each comic comes with a FREE lithograph!
Limited quantities available
$25 each

My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Volume 1 Con Variant
Cover by Zachary Sterling, limited to 200 copies
$20 each

Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition NYCC Variant
Cover by Bernie Wrightson, Limited to 100 copies
$125 each

Ragnarok T-Shirts
Design by Walter Simonson
$27 each

DuckTales Disney Archives Official Lithograph
Art by Jeff Smith, Limited to 100 numbered prints
$50 each



TMNT Bandana Pins (Convention Debut!)

-Raphael (Red)
-Leo (Blue)
-Michelangelo (Orange)
-Donatello (Purple)

Locke & Key Pins (Limited Qty: 125 each)

-Animal Key (NYCC Debut!)
-Moon Key (NYCC Debut!)
-Owl Key (NYCC Debut!)
-Gender Key (NYCC Debut!)
-Ghost Key
-Head Key
-Omega Key
-Shadow Key

Sword of Ages Enamel Pin (Convention Debut!)
Designed by Gabriel Rodriguez, made by Skelton Studios

Hasbro Pins (Limited Qty: 100 each)

-Autobots shield (Transformers)
-Decepticons shield (Transformers)
-Bumblebee (Transformers)
-Arashikage tattoo (G.I. Joe)
-Cobra symbol (G.I. Joe)
-ROM head
-Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony)
-Songbird Sia (My Little Pony)


Jack Kirby’s 100th Birthday Celebration with IDW!         
Fri. October 6 | 1:45p.m. – 2:45p.m. | Room: 1A21
He swore off cons forever but love of the King is bringing him back! IDW is proud to have Eisner Hall of Famer JOHN BYRNE return to NYCC for one time only—to join fellow Hall of Famer WALTER SIMONSON in a rousing discussing of JACK “THE KING” KIRBY, complete with a presentation of over 1,300 images of Kirby’s work. IDW President Greg Goldstein and CCO Chris Ryall will preside over this one-of-a-kind team-up tribute. Plus: all in attendance will receive a Jack Kirby birthday gift of their own!

IDW:PDX & Black Crown — Full Bleed at the Cross Street of Comics & Chaos! 
Fri. October 6 | 5:45p.m. – 6:45p.m. | Room: 1A02
Join IDW CCO Chris Ryall, Black Crown curator/editor Shelly Bond and IDW:PDX Creative Director Dirk Wood for an action-packed mash-up panel, with the very future of comics at stake! Here’s your first chance to get the full scoop on IDW:PDX, and their maiden publication, FULL BLEED: The Comics and Culture Quarterly! And It’s the official launch of BLACK CROWN which means stalwarts Peter MilliganTess Fowler and Tini Howard will be on hand, and expect more special guests! Peeks at unseen FULL BLEED artwork? Tales of what it’s like to interview Stephen King? Hardcore veterans & punk neophytes corrupting? You came to the right place!

IDW Publishing: Stars of 2018         
Sat. October 7 | 6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. | Room: 1A02
What does IDW have planned for 2018 and beyond? Here’s your first chance to find out! Join IDW CCO Chris Ryall, Group Editor Sarah Gaydos, and Editor Joe Hughes, along with Sword of Ages creator Gabriel Rodriguez and other talented-creators-to-be-named-later as they show and tell all about IDW’s upcoming slate of books, including a focus on our twin Stars, Star Wars and Star Trek! Bonus: everyone in attendance will receive a cool little promo item as well!

The First Official Sonic the Hedgehog/IDW Town Hall 
Sun. October 7 | 12:45p.m. – 1:45p.m. | Room: 1A02
At SDCC, IDW announced they were taking over Sonic the Hedgehog comics. The series won’t start until 2018 but this is the first official chance for fans to get in front of the editors to hear hints about what’s to come, share your history with Sonic, and have an informal meet-and-greet with IDW CCO Chris Ryall, Editor Joe Hughes, and maybe a special guest! Everyone in attendance will leave with a special Sonic something, too! Join us on the ground floor of an all-new Sonic adventure, won’t you?

New & Noteworthy Titles from IDW Books and Top Shelf
Sun. October 8 | 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. | Room: 1A18
Take a closer look at fall releases and hear the first details of Spring 2018 titles in this comprehensive panel featuring titles and creators from both Top Shelf and IDW.

The most diverse publishing house in comics takes to the stage for an hour-long celebration of the graphic novel. Hosted by IDW Senior Editor Justin Eisinger and Top Shelf’s Leigh Walton, join special guest creators in a lively discussion of upcoming releases and all things books.

There’s an incredible selection of stories and art to cover so we hope to see you there!


About IDW
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including TransformersMy Little PonyStar TrekTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesGhostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of NightLocke & KeyWormwoodRagnarökV-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.

IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.

IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-FilesBack to the FutureThe Godfather, and TMNT.

IDW Entertainment serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the bestseller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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