IDW Publishing announced a boatload of new comics and releases during San Diego Comic-Con. Fortunately they prepared a summary press release containing all that information in one place.
Most startling on this list is the mention of ROM: Spaceknight, which Marvel has tried and failed to obtain the rights to for years. ROM is a Hasbro property, and Marvel created a comic book based on the toy that spun off into a life of its own and introduced characters still active in the Marvel universe today. Except for ROM. Hasbro still owns him.
Now IDW is mentioning a title simply called “ROM: The Space Knight.” Does this mean a long-overdue reprint of the Marvel series? Is Marvel okay with that being handled by a third party? Or is it a brand-new comic (which isn’t a good idea given that Marvel owns everything else fans loved about the ROM comic except ROM himself)? No one knows but IDW. There’s just the solitary logo and the promise of knowing more in 2016.
Oh right, the list. Here it is…
|San Diego, CA (July 14, 2015) – IDW Publishing made waves this past weekend at the 46th Comic-Con International: San Diego with some of the biggest announcements of the show. And though SDCC has come and gone there is still a lot to look forward to with the upcoming IDW releases announced at this year’s show.Everyday of the convention IDW announced a major property that had SDCC attendees and beyond in awe:
Back to the Future (written by Bob Gale, John Barber and Erik Burnham, drawn by Brent Schoonover, Dan Schoening and more) Coming October 2015
TMNT / Batman (written by James Tynion IV, drawn by Freddie E. Williams III) Coming November 2015
TMNT Game Coming 2016
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy (written by Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrot, drawn by Derek Charm) Coming December 2015
G.I. JOE: Cobra World Order (written by Larry Hama, drawn by S.L. Gallant) Coming October 2015
MICRONAUTS (Coming 2016)
In TRANSFORMERS news, three awesome new projects were announced at SDCC 2015:
Details for a few new projects were also released last weekend:
And last but definitely not least, IDW earned three Eisner Awards at the 2015 ceremony:
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