IDW Unveils San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives & Debuts

IDW is local to San Diego – which means that Comic-Con is a home-grown convention for them, and as such, fans can always expect them to go all out. This year, IDW and Top Shelf are rolling out their hottest exclusives and debuts, with variants from everyone from Kevin Eastman, Derek Charm, Livio Ramondelli, and more – and properties that include Wynonna Earp, My Little Pony, Micronauts, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Lock & Key, and so much more.

A few exclusives are available for pre-order from IDW’s webstore beginning today. Fans that preorder will be able to pick up their books throughout the show from the IDW booth #2743 as well as from the San Diego Comic Art Gallery located at the Liberty Station Arts District in the Point Loma area of San Diego. While you’re there, check out The Art of Batman/TMNT exhibition by Kevin Eastman and Freddie Williams II. You can pick up your pre-orders starting July 20th through July 24th

Here’s a look at this year’s offerings:

Archangel #1 Foil-Enhanced Virgin Variant
Cover by Butch Guice
$10, Limited to 500 copies
Science Fiction Superstar William Gibson comes to comics! Catch up on his brand-new series that takes a dystopian look at the American politics in 2016 with the first two issues featuring foil-enhancements!


Archangel #2 Foil-Enhanced Virgin Variant
Cover by Butch Guice
$10, Limited to 500 copies


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas #1 Con variant
Cover by Troy Little
$10, Limited to 300 copies
Troy Little’s gonzo adaptation of Hunter Thompson’s Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas is now available in an all-new format. This comic book version is presented in black-and-white and at a slightly larger size than the full-color hardcover edition. This special variant features a wraparound cover by Little.


Mickey Shorts: Season One #1 SDCC Variant
B&W Cover by Andy Suriano
$5, Limited to 250 copies
Join Mickey, Minnie and all their pals in a comic adaptation of the celebrated, multi-Emmy and Annie Award-winning shorts from Disney Television Animation! Get your black and white variant cover signed by character designer Andy Suriano at the IDW booth!


Micronauts #3 Hasbro painted variant
Cover by Ken Kelly
$10, Limited to 250 copies
THEY CAME FROM A DYING UNIVERSE! ACROYEAR, SPACE GLIDER, BIOTRON and their allies are back, on the run from the evil BARON KARZA, and blasting through a universe where magic and science vie for control! Featuring a gorgeous painted cover by Ken Kelly you won’t want to miss the next epic chapter of the hit series.


My Little Pony #44 SDCC variant
“Ponies dress up as Jem” cover by Sara Richard
$5, Limited to 250 copies
The ponies put on their best Jem and the Holograms cosplay on this special variant cover by Sara Richard! Inside you’ll find “Ponies of Dark Water Part 2”, where our favorite ponies have gone bad and are loving every minute of it!


Powerpuff Girls #1 Princess Morbucks Variant
Cover by Derek Charm
$5, Limited to 250 copies
The girls are back in this debut issue of their new series! But their return is short-lived as Princess Morbucks takes over this convention variant cover by series artist Derek Charm!


ROM #1 Foil-Enhanced Variant
Cover by David Messina
$10, Limited to 250 copies
First there was his epic return in this year’s FCBD #0, and now the ongoing tale of ROM begins in earnest! The wildest new series of the year begins as Rom’s war with the DIRE WRAITHS hits close to home. Get a special foil-enhanced convention cover only at the IDW booth!


Strawberry Shortcake #3 Purple Pie Man Variant
Funko-designed cover by Greg Ham
$5, Limited to 300 copies
IDW and Funko team up for this variant cover featuring Strawberry and the Purple Pie Man like you’ve never seen them!


Tales from the Darkside #1 Foil-Enhanced Variant
Cover by Gabriel Rodriguez
$10, Limited to 400 copies
Joe Hill’s nerve-shredding re-imagining of Tales from the Darkside never made it to your TV set…but the dead are restless and refuse to stay buried! Get a unique foil-enhanced variant signed by artist Gabriel Rodiguez during the convention!


TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady #1 SDCC Variant
Cover by Mateus Santolouco
$10, Limited to 500 copies
The most explosive Turtles event ever kicks off here as Bebop & Rocksteady find themselves in possession of a time-travel scepter and proceed to wreak mayhem on all of reality! The fearsome duo are joined by Pidgeon Pete on this convention variant by main series artist Mateus Santolouco.


TMNT #60 SDCC cover Variant
Cover by Kevin Eastman, inked by Freddie Williams II
$10, Limited to 500 copies
The next epic crossover is here as Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artist Freddie E. Williams teams up with TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman for this incredible variant cover of the next stunning chapter in IDW’s acclaimed series!


Transformers: Titans Return “Revolution” SDCC Variant
Cover by Livio Ramondelli
$10, Limited to 250 copies
The road to Revolution begins here as Rom, G.I. Joe, Action Man, and M.A.S.K. guest star on this convention variant cover by Livio Ramondelli!


Wynonna Earp #1 Con Edition Photo Cover Variant
$10, Limited to 600 copies
The stars of the hit television show will be on hand at the convention to sign a special photo variant cover available only at the show! And for the ultimate collectors a deluxe pack will be available collecting the convention variant and the extremely rare San Diego premiere variant cover!


Wynonna Earp #1 Deluxe Pack
Get the #1 Con Edition plus RARE BONUS items!
$20, Limited to 400 packs



Bacchus (Omnibus Edition) V2 S&N HC
Cover by Eddie Campbell
$75, Limited to 300 copies
Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus is a true epic, spanning a decade of work, over a thousand pages, and several millennia of alcohol consumption.
Nearly 600 pages, this deluxe volume collects the second half of the Bacchus saga (including 1001 Nights of Bacchus, Hermes vs. the Eyeball Kid, The Picture of Doreen Grey, King Bacchus, and Banged Up), with new notes and commentary by the author. Get a show debut copy of the signed and numbered hardcover edition during the show at the IDW booth!


Bloom County Episode XI: A New Hope Hardcover – Show debut
Cover by Berkeley Breathed
$40, Limited to 400 copies
Berkeley Breathed’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Bloom County ran from 1980 until 1989, when Breathed walked away from the strip at the peak of its popularity. Then, in the summer of 2015, and with no advance warning, he brought the cast of Bloom County back to an unsuspecting world—via social media—which caused a media frenzy as word of the strips unexpected return spread virally to multitudes of delighted fans. Now, his new strips are collected here in an exclusive hardcover volume. Breathed will be on hand at the IDW booth throughout the convention!


Jem Oversized Hardcover Foil-Enhanced SDCC Variant
$50, Limited to 100 copies
This beautiful oversized hardcover collects the first 10 issues of the critically acclaimed series, plus the double-length Annual, the Holiday Special, and the Valentine Special! Unlike the standard pink version the convention variant rocks a Misfits green foil cover!


John Romita Artifact Edition Convention Variant
Variant Cover by John Romita
$150, Limited to 100 copies
Nearly 200 pages of prime John Romita Spider-Man art from his very earliest days on the title, and all but 10 are scanned from the original art (NOTE—we decided to add stats of those 10 pages to complete stories. So while this is an Artifact Edition, there are FOUR complete Romita Spider-Man stories in the book)! This over- Artifact Edition showcases the absolute peak of Romita’s tenure on Amazing Spider-Man from his first 15 issues (#39 – #53), and all are twice-up pages—this one is an enormous 15” x 22” tome!

Debuting at this year’s SDCC is the variant cover featuring the iconic “Spider-Man No More” cover from issue #50!


March Book Three Exclusive Hardcover – Show Debut
Cover by Nate Powell
$30, Limited to 700 copies
Congressman John Lewis’s poignant memoir reaches its finale in the highly anticipated third book. Alongside co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, the Congressman will debut the pivotal book at San Diego Comic Con! Available with an exclusive cover at the convention a signed and numbered edition will also be available.


March Book Three Signed/Numbered HC – Show Debut
Cover by Nate Powell
$50, Limited to 300 copies

Marvel Covers: Modern Era Artist’s Edition SDCC Variant
Cover by Jim Lee
$125, Limited to 100 copies
Volume two of Marvel Covers charts NEW territory—literally—featuring covers from the last 25 years! Included in this volume will be gorgeous selections by a vast array of talents as they interpret many of Marvel’s most iconic characters and titles! The convention variant features the original cover art of X-Men #277 by Jim Lee!


Mike Mignola Screw-On Head Artist’s Edition SDCC Variant
Cover by Mike Mignola
$125, Limited to 200 copies
Mike Mignola’s The Amazing Screw-on Head and Other Curious Objects features the classic Eisner Award-winning story of Screw-on head’s epic battles with Emperor Zombie and a host other bizarre and quirky villains, all in the greatest Mignola tradition!


Omnibox: Complete Alec & Bacchus Slipcase – Show Debut
Cover by Eddie Campbell
$100, Limited to 25 copies
Making it’s convention debut is Eddie Campbell’s sprawling, award-winning masterworks ALEC and BACCHUS! See why Booklist calls his work “a high-water mark in the graphic novel’s short history… no one else in the medium combines emotional truth, literary intelligence, and formal daring with such adroitness and elegance.”


TMNT: Notebook Series: Raphael #1 SDCC Variant
Cover by Kevin Eastman
$50, Limited to 100 copies
TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman has been making comics for 30 years–and across three decades he’s amassed mountains of developmental character sketches, script notes, page roughs, and even alternate pages. Along the way he’s created one-of-a-kind notebooks filled with the detritus of his process, entirely unique collections exploring the inner workings of his creative methods. But now these unattainable treasures are ready for fans far and wide, tirelessly reproduced from the original notebooks, and curated by the foremost TMNT authority in the world!


Underwater Welder HC – Show Debut
Cover by Jeff Lemire
$30, Limited to 50 copies
The New York Times Bestseller returns in a stunning new hardcover edition, featuring bonus pages and new cover art by Jeff Lemire!
Equal parts blue-collar character study and mind-bending mystery, The Underwater Welder is a graphic novel about fathers and sons, birth and death, memory and reality, and the treasures we all bury deep below the surface.

A signed and numbered edition will also be available.


Underwater Welder HC Signed and Numbered Variant – Show Debut
Cover by Jeff Lemire
$50, Limited to 300 copies

Bloom County T-shirts/merchandise
Berkeley Breathed
Never-before-seen new Bloom County merchandise at the booth

Danger Girl Coloring Book Convention Variant
Cover by J. Scott Campbell
$10, Limited to 200 copies
The luscious artwork of J. Scott Campbell is unmistakable and often imitated — and now it’s yours to color in this collection of artwork from the comic book series Danger Girl. From thrilling scenes to chilling curves, Permission to Thrill brings the best of the comics medium to the world of coloring books!


Locke & Key Gender Key Limited Release
Crafted by Skelton Crew Studios
$25, Limited to 250 copies
The unique collectables made by Skelton Crew Studios, modeled after Gabriel Rodriguez’s designs from Locke & Key, return to the IDW Booth with two special keys that make their San Diego Comic Con debut, the Gender Key, and the Thorn Key!


Locke & Key Thorn Key Limited Release
Crafted by Skelton Crew Studios
$25, Limited to 250 copies


TMNT City at War 18×18 lithograph (Convention Only Item)
Drawn by Mateus Santolouco
$10, Limited to 300 copies
Mateus Santolouco’s stunning interconnected covers for issues #45 – #50 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can be yours with this striking lithograph! Get it signed by the whole TMNT team during the convention!


Mystery Kids’ Comics Pack
Get $40 worth of all-ages comics for only $20
$20, Limited to 50 boxes
This special set features an assorted variety of kids titles that will get any kid hooked on comics!

Revolution Lithograph (Convention Only Item)
Drawn by Fico Ossio
$10, Limited to 300 copies
Gear up for IDW’s biggest event ever, Revolution, with this impressive lithograph featuring all of the huge characters coming together in September! G.I. Joe, Transformers, Micronauts, Action Man, and M.A.S.K. are all here in this gorgeous image with Fico Ossio and Sebastian Cheng. Get it signed by the creative team including writers Cullen Bunn and John Barber!


TMNT Ultimate Collection Slipcase Set
Contains Ultimate Collection V4, V5, V6 B&W Variants in a slipcase
Wraparound slipcase cover by Kevin Eastman
$200, Limited to 100 copies
This special Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Collection limited edition slipcase set includes the black-&-white convention variant editions of Volumes 4-6.
Rediscover the underground roots of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the TMNT Ultimate Collection hardcover series collecting the original Mirage Studios’ stories by creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird! Presented in oversize hardcover, you’ve never seen the TURTLES like this.


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