Port Strike Delays Some December IDW Releases

Port Strike Delays Some December IDW Releases Publisher Clarifies What the Delay Means for Fans and Retailers

San Diego, CA (December 12, 2012) – In the wake of the strike that closed the L.A.-Long Beach Port last week, IDW regrets to inform fans and retailers that some of the titles scheduled for release on December 19, 2012 will not be available for purchase until January 2 or, in some cases, January 9, 2013.

Additionally, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE FOOT CLAN #1, originally scheduled for release on December 26, 2012, will be moved to January 9, 2013.

Along with the time lost by the strike at America’s largest cargo shipping complex, the impact of this delay is furthered by the holiday schedule of IDW’s global distributor. As Diamond Comic Distributors does not ship books during the last week of December, IDW will miss out on a last opportunity to get the December 19 and 26 books to retailers and fans before the New Year.

“It’s frustrating to have circumstances be out of our control,” said IDW’s CEO and Publisher Ted Adams. “It’s a shame to be unable to get these books—which were completed well in advance of their ship date—in the hands of fans and retailers. Fortunately, however, we’re still left with a very strong slate of titles to finish out 2012 and lots of great books for everyone to enjoy in the New Year.”

Below is a list of the revised release dates for the titles in question.

IN-STORES 12/19 Archie: Best of Dan DeCarlo, Vol. 1 TPB Classic Popeye #5 Joe Palooka #1 Judge Dredd #2 Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland HC Killogy #2 Locke & Key: Ω #2 Magic: The Gathering – The Spell Thief #3 2nd Print Mars Attacks #6 Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #20 Sparrow Box Set Star Trek 100 Page Winter Spectacular Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #8 Star Trek: TNG: Hive #3 TMNT Classics, Vol. 3 TPB Top 100 Fantasy Movies Transfusion #2 Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #12 True Blood: Where Were You HC

IN-STORES 1/2 Complete Dick Tracy, Vol. 14 HC Doctor Who #4 Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms HC G.I. JOE: Cobra #20 G.I. JOE/Danger Girl #5 Godzilla #8 Godzilla: Half-Century War #4 Mars Attacks Popeye One-Shot My Little Pony #1 2nd Print My Little Pony #1 Complete Box Set 2nd Print My Little Pony #2 Star Trek Ongoing #16 Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots #2 Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Vol. 2 TPB Transformers: Prime Season 2 TPB Wallace Wood: Woodwork HC

IN-STORES 1/9 Adventures of Augusta Wind #3 Classic Jurassic Park, Vol. 5 TPB Classic Popeye #6 G.I. JOE: Cobra Son of the Snake TPB Gil Kane’s Amazing Spider-Man: Artist’s Edition HC The Hollows #2 Jinnrise #1 Joe Palooka #2 Kiss #7 Li’l Abner, Vol. 5 HC Love and Capes: What to Expect #6 Mars Attacks Kiss One-Shot Popeye, Vol. 1 TPB TMNT Adventures, Vol. 3 TPB TMNT: Color Classics #7 TMNT: Secret History of the Foot Clan #1 Transformers: Regeneration One #87 Transformers: Robots in Disguise #13 Transformers Spotlight: Thundercracker

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Locke & Key Extravaganza at San Diego Comic Con 2011

LOCKE & KEY is taking San Diego Comic-Con by storm in July. Centered at the IDW booth #2643, the LOCKE & KEY action will be non-stop, with exclusive keys, books and temporary tattoos; plus signings with the multiple Eisner-nominated creative team of Joe Hill (Horns) and Gabriel Rodriguez. On Friday, attendees will have a chance to see the pilot everyone is talking about, as Hill and Rodriguez headline the panel and are joined by Locke & Key television writer Josh Friedman for an only at Comic-Con screening of the Locke & Key pilot. With thanks to Fox Broadcasting Corporation, details for the screening and panel are listed below.
Throughout Comic-Con, readers will head to the IDW booth for their Locke & Key fix, headlined by an exclusive edition of the latest collected edition, LOCKE & KEY, VOL. 4: KEYS TO THE KINGDOM, and several exclusive keys, thanks to Skelton Key Studios. From Skelton Key Studios, IDW will be selling a limited number of Legacy Edition Ghost Keys, Shadow Keys, Head Keys and Hercules Keys, as well as the Comic-Con exclusive IDW Key. Locke & Key fans will also be able to pick up the latest issue of the series, too, LOCKE & KEY: CLOCKWORKS #1, which makes its debut that week. IDW will also be offering temporary tattoos of seven different LOCKE & KEY keys, including the Omega Key, the Head Key and the brand new IDW key. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the IDW booth to get tattooed throughout the convention.

“I’m glad to see LOCKE & KEY getting the recognition it deserves,” said IDW chief executive officer and co-founder, Ted Adams. “It’s especially great that Joe and Gabe’s hard work and amazing creativity is being honored by their peers with four Eisner nominations and two Harvey Award nominations this year alone.”

LOCKE & KEY, VOL. 4: KEYS TO THE KINGDOM features more keys making themselves known and the depths of the Locke’s family’s mysteries ever-expanding, while Dodge’s desperation to end his shadowy quest drives the habitants of Keyhouse ever closer to a revealing conclusion. The variant edition of the KEYS TO THE KINGDOM hardcover features a cover image by Gabriel Rodriguez with the three new keys featured in the book spot-varnished in front of the Well House.
Adapting LOCKE & KEY, VOL. 1: WELCOME TO LOVECRAFT, the Fox Television pilot will be screened only once during Comic-Con, on Friday, July 22nd at 10.30 a.m. in room 8. In addition to the screening, IDW’s editor in chief/chief creative officer Chris Ryall will moderate a panel featuring Hill, Rodriguez, and Friedman all participating in a discussion of the show, the comic and what’s coming up in CLOCKWORKS, the second-to-last story arc in the acclaimed series. The panel will begin immediately following the screening, also in room 8.

Locke & Key Pilot Screening:
Friday, July 22nd
10.30 a.m.
Room 8

Locke & Key Panel:
Friday, July 22nd
Immediately following screening
Room 8