IDW Brings Big Exclusives And Debuts To WonderCon

IDW Brings Big Exclusives And Debuts To WonderCon

By Staff Reports

IDW Publishing is returning to one of Southern California’s favorite comic conventions– the one and only WonderCon! Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 23rd to March 25th, attendees can stop by and see the IDW crew at booth #1109 all weekend. Kick off your convention season with a show full of creator signings, announcements, panels, giveaways, and so much more!

Join IDW in welcoming the long-anticipated arrival of the blue blur, Sonic The Hedgehog, at the show! Be one of the first to pick up a world premiere convention exclusive copy of Sonic #1 and get it signed by writer Ian Flynn, who will be signing throughout the show! Also available at the booth is a free, limited-edition preview of the highly anticipated League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Volume 4: The Tempest. Get your first look inside the exciting final installment by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill.

In addition to Sonic, IDW will be unveiling brand new convention variant covers to some of the most anticipated titles of the spring.

  • 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 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

Also this year, for the first time ever, IDW will be revealing an on-site order system to fulfill all of your comic needs! Can’t find what you’re looking for at the booth? IDW is implementing a new process where you will have the option to order anything from the IDW warehouse then and there, with free domestic shipping straight to your door included. Ask an IDW staff member for more details.

If that’s not enough, IDW will be debuting Mystery Packs containing rare variants, signed and sketched merchandise, and more unique items! These packs will be available as a FREE BONUS to all customers who spend over $100 at the IDW booth. These special packs will be given away on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.

Below you’ll find the complete signing schedule for the weekend, which includes comic creators, New York Times bestsellers, television writers and more!

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 PonyTony Fleecs
2:00 – 3:00 GoosebumpsJeremy Lambert
3:00 – 4:00 The Wind In The WillowsDavid Petersen
4:00 – 5:00 TransformersJohn Barber, Mairghread Scott
5:00 – 7:00 Sonic The HedgehogIan 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 PonyChristina Rice
10:30 – 11:30 Sonic The HedgehogIan Flynn
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
12:00 – 1:00 Star Trek: Mirror BrokenDavid Tipton, Scott Tipton, J.K. Woodward
(*Check out the show exclusive variant trade paperback!)
1:00 – 2:00 Star Trek: DiscoveryKirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson
(*Writer for the new television show!)
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 TransformersJohn Barber, Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli
3:00 – 4:00 Sonic The HedgehogIan Flynn
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
4:00 – 5:00 Love is LoveMarc Andreyko, Nyambi Nymabi, Amanda Deibert
6:00 – 7:00 Jem and the HologramsSina Grace, Nicole Goux

Sunday March 25th

11:00 – 12:00 Star Wars Adventures – Shannon Eric Denton
11:00 – 12:00 Powerpuff GirlsJake Goldman, Haley Mancini
(*Writers and voice actors for the cartoon show!)
12:00 – 1:00 GoosebumpsJeremy Lambert
12:00 – 1:00 Stretch ArmstrongKevin 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 GirlsKim Dwinell
2:00 – 3:00 Sonic The HedgehogIan Flynn, Tyson Hesse
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
3:00 – 4:00 Love is LoveMarc Andreyko, Nyambi Nymabi, Amanda Deibert, Cat Staggs

Throughout the weekend, don’t forget to join IDW creators and editors alike in a series of enlightening and entertaining panels! Plus, don’t miss your chance to have your work looked at by an IDW editor!


Jack Kirby’s Centennial Artwork Extravaganza, Friday, 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 Review, Friday, 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 Class, Friday, 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 Out, Saturday, 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 the editorial team including David Hedgecock, Joe Hughes, David Marriotte 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 Titles, Saturday, 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 Panel, Sunday, 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 Review, Sunday, 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!