Tom Waltz on DUKE NUKEM: GLORIOUS BASTARD

In 1991, Duke Nukem blew video game fans away with the first in a series of increasingly-politically-incorrect shoot-em-ups that pitted the viewer against the likes of Octobrains, Pigcops, and the limits of good taste. Now he’s set to return in the long-delayed sequel Duke Nukem Forever which will come out this summer, really, honestly, we …

Eric Powell and Tracy Marsh on GODZILLA from IDW

Oh no, there goes Tokyo!  Yes, the King of the Monsters has returned to comics with IDW’s all-new Godzilla: Monster World series in March 2011.  And they’ve got an all-star crew bringing death and destruction – Eric Powell  of The Goon co-writing with Tracy Marsh and doing covers,  Phil Hester on the art, and Alex …

John Rogers (LEVERAGE, BLUE BEETLE) on his DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Comic

He May Write TV, but JOHN ROGERS is Really Just a D&D Nerd By Zack Smith, Newsarama Contributor posted: 16 September 2010 03:07 pm ET Dungeons & Dragons comics have been around since the 1980s, but IDW’s new take on the classic role-playing game looks to take the series to a whole new level with …

DEAN HASPIEL: THE EARLY YEARS

The Life and Times of Illustrator DEAN HASPIEL By Zack Smith, Newsarama Contributor It’s a good time to be Dean Haspiel.  The prolific cartoonist has become a familiar face at Vertigo with such graphic novels as The Quitter with the late Harvey Pekar, The Alcoholic with Jonathan Ames, and the forthcoming Cuba: My Revolution with …

Book Review: RICHARD STARK’S PARKER: THE HUNTER by Darwyn Cooke

Reprinted from The Independent Weekly Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter Adapted and illustrated by Darwyn Cooke IDW, 144 pp. In the Indy‘s look at the best books from 2008, I named the University of Chicago Press’ reissues of Donald Westlake’s crime books that he wrote as Richard Stark as one of the best of the …

Bob Schreck on Moving to IDW

SDCC 09 EXCLUSIVE: Bob Schreck Speaks on Move to IDW By Zack Smith Later today at Comic-Con International: San Diego, longtime industry stalwart Bob Schreck will be officially announced as a new Senior Editor at IDW. Previously known for his work as Senior Group Editor at Dark Horse and founding Oni Press along with a …

IDW’s STARSTRUCK, Part 3

The Starstruck Chronicles III, Xandau and Looking Ahead By Zack Smith Starstruck #2, page 20  ENLARGE IMAGE Our interview with the creators of IDW’s Starstruck re-presentation concludes today, with a look at what it took to bring this new series to readers, and what its return means to the creators. Read the full interview here!

IDW’s STARSTRUCK, Part Two

The Starstruck Chronicles II: Helping Gene Colan By Zack Smith Starstruck #1, page 1  ENLARGE IMAGE Our three-part interview with the creators of IDW’s Starstruck continues today, with a look at the staged reading of the original play to help comics legend Gene Colan, a look at the new material in IDW’s reprints, and more. …

Scott Christian Sava on His All-Ages Comics

Scott Sava: King of the All Ages Comic Books By Zack Smith   All-ages comics are enjoying a renaissance these last few years, with lines such as Marvel Adventures, Johnny DC, and Boom!’s Disney/Pixar books. But Scott Christian Sava might well be the hardest-working man in all-ages comics. Sava, best-known as the mastermind of the …