IDW Announces WonderCon 2018 Exclusives, Signings

If you’re trekking to Anaheim this weekend to attend WonderCon, you’ll want to visit local San Diego publishers IDW, especially if you’re a fan of Sonic: The Hedgehog. IDW is hosting Sonic’s author, Ian Flynn, who will have signings for Sonic #1 at Booth #1109 all weekend long (see their complete schedule below).

Not a Sonic: The Hedgehog fan? Not a problem. IDW is also premiering the fourth and final of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest at WCA this year.

IDW also has new, hot-off-the-press convention variant covers to debut at WonderCon.

You’ll find the following titles at their booth:

  • Sonic #1 – Cover by Tracy Yardley – $10
  • Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #1 – Photo cover – $10
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #250 – Cover by Netho Diaz – $10
  • Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Virgin Cover Set – Covers by Elsa Charretier – $25
  • Clue TPB – Variant cover by Gabriel Rodriguez – $20
  • Star Trek: Mirror Broken TPB – Variant cover by J.K. Woodward – $25
  • Two New My Little Pony Pin Packs – $30 each – *Free print included with purchase of both

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Did IDW forget to bring your favorite title to WonderCon? Not a problem. This year, IDW will have an online ordering system at their booth that will allow you to order anything from their catalog right on the spot. They’re even offering free domestic shipping (sorry international attendees).

If you have a healthy convention budget and like mystery swag, IDW is also offering a free bonus Mystery Pack to any customer who spends $100 or more at their booth. It will have some rare variants, signed exclusives, and more, so it’s definitely worth it.

As if that weren’t enough, here is the signing schedule for Booth #1109:

Friday March 23rd

12:00 – 1:00 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – Larry Hama
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
1:00 – 2:00 The X-Files, V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry
(*A New York Times Bestselling Author!)
2:00 – 3:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
2:00 – 3:00 Goosebumps – Jeremy Lambert
3:00 – 4:00 The Wind In The Willows – David Petersen
4:00 – 5:00 Transformers – John Barber, Mairghread Scott
5:00 – 7:00 Sonic: The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)

Saturday March 24th

10:00 – 11:00 Star Wars Adventures – Shannon Eric Denton
10:00 – 11:00 My Little Pony – Christina Rice
11:00 – 12:00 Sonic: The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
12:00 – 1:00 Star Trek: Mirror Broken – David Tipton, Scott Tipton, J.K. Woodward
(*Check out the show exclusive variant trade paperback!)
1:00 – 2:00 The X-Files, V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry
(*A New York Times Bestselling Author!)
2:00 – 3:00 M.A.S.K. – Brandon Easton
2:00 – 3:00 Transformers – John Barber, Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli
3:00 – 4:00 Sonic: The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
4:00 – 5:00 Love is Love – Marc Andreyko, Nyambi Nyambi, Amanda Deibert
5:00 – 6:00 Star Trek: Discovery – Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson
(*Writers for the hit T.V. show!)
6:00 – 7:00 Jem and the Holograms – Sina Grace, Nicole Goux

Sunday March 25th

11:00 – 12:00 Star Wars Adventures – Shannon Eric Denton
11:00 – 12:00 Powerpuff Girls – Jake Goldman, Haley Mancini
(*Writers and voice actors for the cartoon show!)
12:00 – 1:00 Goosebumps – Jeremy Lambert
12:00 – 1:00 Stretch Armstrong – Kevin Burke, Chris “Doc” Wyatt”
(*Executive producers and writers for the new show!)
1:00 – 2:00 Frankenstein Alive, Alive! – Steve Niles, Kelley Jones, Liz Wrightson
2:00 – 3:00 Surfside Girls – Kim Dwinell
2:00 – 3:00 Sonic: The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn, Tyson Hesse
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
3:00 – 4:00 Love is Love – Marc Andreyko, Nyambi Nyambi, Amanda Deibert, Cat Staggs

The action isn’t just at Booth #1109. IDW is also hosting several panels over the weekend. Also, just as they did at San Diego Comic-Con last year, aspiring artists will have the opportunity to have their work viewed by an IDW editor right on the spot:


Jack Kirby’s Centennial Artwork ExtravaganzaFriday, 3/23/18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 209

The Jack Kirby Centennial celebration continues with this incredible presentation of the King’s original comic artwork.  The standing-room-only panel had to turn away fans at both San Diego and New York — and is now in Anaheim for one final encore! Hosted by IDW President and Publisher Greg Goldstein, this special tribute will feature a multi-media display of more than 1,300 pages of Kirby’s original artwork—the largest showing ever—selected from the eight Jack Kirby Artist’s Edition books IDW has published, as well as additional not-yet-published pages that will be new to fans of the books. Everyone who attends will walk away with a special gift!

IDW Portfolio ReviewFriday, 3/23/18, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., Room: 206B

An IDW editor will review your artwork and offer advice on your portfolio.

Black Crown: The Ruling ClassFriday, 3/23/18, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Room: 213

Last October, IDW kicked off a new comics revolution with BLACK CROWN, editor Shelly Bond’s audacious creator-owned imprint. Join Bond and her coterie of star talent including Philip Bond (CUD: RICH AND STRANGE) and a special guest as they spill secrets and share amazing art at a panel that can only be called BLACK CROWN: THE RULING CLASS!


IDW Publishing and Star Trek Comics: Keep on Trekkin’Saturday, 3/24/18, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 211

A panel focusing on all the great Star Trek comics coming out from IDW in 2018 and beyond! Special guests including Group Editor Sarah Gaydos, plus writers Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (also a staff writer on the Star Trek: Discovery show!), Scott Tipton, David Tipton, and Trek fan-favorite artist J.K. Woodward!

IDW: Transforming and Rolling OutSaturday, 3/24/18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room: 208

It’s a year for big changes and even better comics at IDW Publishing! Come hear all about it from Senior Editor Sarah Gaydos, Editor Joe Hughes and a cavalcade of creators to be named later. Expect the usual scintillating chat, major announcements and even some fun giveaways, too.

IDW BookBuzz Live: A Spotlight on New and Upcoming TitlesSaturday, 3/24/18, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room: 213AB

Editors Justin Eisinger and Alonzo Simon bring their online BookBuzz show to WonderCon with a comprehensive look at standout titles from the IDW 2018 schedule.

IDW’s World Famous Artist’s Edition and Artist’s Select Panel – New and Improved, Saturday, 3/24/18, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Room: 208

Join Director of Special Projects Scott Dunbier as he takes you upon a Magical Mystery Tour of all things related to great original art and classic comics. Come with questions, and he’ll have some great images to show you… and one or two nifty surprises to announce… and a very special guest star appearance!


IDW’s Hey, Kids! (of All Ages) Comics PanelSunday, 3/25/18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room: 213AB

Join your friends at IDW Publishing for the IDW KID’S PANEL 2018! Join editors and talent to discuss all your favorite family-friendly comics, from Star Wars Adventures to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and beyond. Plus: KIDS! Learn from the experts on how you can become the next generation of comic book creators!

IDW Portfolio ReviewSunday, 3/25/18, 1:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 206B

An IDW editor will review your artwork and offer advice on your portfolio.

The Official Sonic the Hedgehog/IDW Town Hall!Sunday, 3/25/18, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Room 300B

A townhall style panel focusing on the four Sonic: The Hedgehog books IDW is publishing in April 2018. Special guests include Editor Joe Hughes, Associate Editor David Mariotte, writer Ian Flynn, and artist Tyson Hesse!

Are you as excited as we are about all the good stuff IDW Publishing is bringing to WonderCon this year? Let us know in the comments.

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