IDW Announces Two Sold-Out Titles in One Week

New comics series TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the Wreckers #1 and G.I. JOE: COBRA II #1 both going to second printing!

San Diego, CA (February 1, 2010) – The excitement keeps growing for IDW Publishing‘s TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics, with two new sold-out series last week. On Wednesday, January 27th, IDW released G.I. JOE: COBRA II #1, a continuation of the acclaimed COBRA series, and TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the WRECKERS #1,
a new miniseries spinning out of IDW’s ongoing story. Both comics flew
off the shelves and are already sold-out though Diamond. Under license
from Hasbro, IDW is rushing to a second printing for each, and fans can expect them in stores on February 10th.

is a really exciting time for fans of both TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE,"
said Andy Schmidt, editor of both lines of comics for IDW. "We’ve tried
a lot of new things and had a lot of success due to the support of not
only the existing fan base but also many newer fans who are discovering
these comics for the first time."

In TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the WRECKERS, fan-favorite writer and artist Nick Roche helms the five-issue series, which rounds out IDW’s trifecta of new TRANSFORMERS comics, including the new ongoing series and TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE. WRECKERS gives
fans a taste of what’s been happening off of Earth as the WRECKERS
investigate a prison planet that fell to the evil DECEPTICONS three
years ago. Called "a festival of awesome" by, the second printing of WRECKERS #1 will feature a variant cover by Roche.

"TRANSFORMERS fans braved some pretty bad Chicago weather to come out and get TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the WRECKERS #1 on Wednesday. Both old and new fans of TRANSFORMERS alike were quickly drawn to the book due to the amazing art by fan-favorite Nick Roche. And honestly, nobody can resist a Kup story," said Jimmy PS Hayes of Graham Cracker Comics in Wheaton, IL.

Written by Mike Costa and Christos Gage, G.I. JOE: COBRA II continues the danger and suspense of the acclaimed G.I. JOE: COBRA series, as the G.I. JOE team penetrates the evil COBRA organization and eventually comes face to face with COBRA COMMANDER himself. The masterful art of Antonio Fuso gives new layers to the subtle yet undeniable divide that fans have witnessed within COBRA, highlighted in the celebrated G.I. JOE: COBRA Special #1. The second printing of G.I. JOE: COBRA II #1 will offer an exclusive new variant cover treatment.

the recent success of the G.I. JOE comics, we were on top of this new
series and made plans to bring it in. Early demand caused us to
increase quantities before release and we still sold out the first
week," commented Mike D’Elia of Astro-Zombies in Albuquerque, NM.

TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the WRECKERS #1 (of 5; .99; 32 pages; full color, 2nd printing) will be available in stores on February 10th. Diamond order code: DEC09 8305.

G.I. JOE: COBRA II #1 (.99; 32 pages; full color; 2nd printing) will be available in stores on February 10th. Diamond order code: DEC09 8306.

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IDW Sold Out Second Printing GI Joe and Transformers

IDW Sold Out Second Printing GI Joe and Transformers

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks,
based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of
licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most
successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; the BBC’s Doctor Who; and television’s #1 prime time series CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which
publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe!
Studios; and is the print publisher for ComicMix.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at

About Hasbro

Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure
time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and
entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and
most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a
brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market
a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to
high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS,
PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at © 2010 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Source: Press Release

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Posted originally: 2010-02-01 17:46:07

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