Unlock New Mysteries and Get Up to Speed with Locke & Key and Sonic The Hedgehog Panels Online

SAN DIEGO, CA (October 5, 2020) – Even though conventions are being held virtually this year, it doesn’t mean that fans have to miss out on engaging panels or the hunt for hot new collectibles! This week, IDW welcomes you to enjoy New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con Metaverse from the comfort of your own home with a pair of wildly insightful creator panels, convention exclusive comic variants, and more surprises!

“Thanks to the generous participation of our talented creative partners, IDW can still be a part of your New York Comic Con experience this year,” says Nachie Marsham, IDW Publisher. “We’re thrilled to highlight our fan-favorite Locke & Key and Sonic The Hedgehog comics in virtual panels, and hope that fans worldwide will tune in and enjoy!”

IDW’s dedicated NYCC web store (nycc.idwpublishing.com) launches today, the home for all of IDW and Top Shelf Production’s convention exclusives, signed bookplate editions, special bundles, and bargains aplenty! Here’s our plan for rollout:

  • Beginning Today, October 5th: As a special “thank you” to our devoted fans, the web store debuts with hard-to-find con exclusives and autographed merchandise from conventions past, many available at special discounts! We’ve opened our vaults, so come see what incredible rarities you’ve missed from previous shows!
  • Beginning Thursday, October 8th: IDW’s new convention exclusives for Fall 2020’s hottest comic books become available to order! Batman/The Maxx, Canto II, Locke & Key, Snake Eyes, Sonic The Hedgehog, Star Wars Adventures, and Transformers / Back to the Future… featuring cover artwork by today’s fan-favorite comic artists: Gabriel Rodríguez, Evan Stanley, Sam Kieth, and more!
  • Beginning Friday, October 9th: IDW’s first surprise exclusive release of the show is unlocked… featuring cover artwork by one of 2020’s most sought-after comic artists! Stay tuned to IDW social media for the coming revelation!
  • Beginning Saturday, October 10th: Our second surprise exclusive release will unlock! We’re not going to spoil the secret right now, but longtime comic fans will NOT be disappointed! IDW’s social media will reveal soon — keep an eye out!

Throughout the event, IDW will also run a special contest for fans to win one of each of IDW’s NYCC 2020 convention exclusive comic book variants — to enter, simply enter your email address at our NYCC web store.

Full details for all of IDW’s panels and exclusive products for New York Comic-Con are available below!


IDW PROGRAMMING FOR NYCC

Don’t worry if you miss the panel when it first launches — the best thing about NYCC’s virtual nature is that you can watch any and all programming at your leisure from the comfort of your own home, anytime you want!

IDW Presents: The World of Locke & Key

Unlock what’s next in the world of Locke & Key, now a hit Netflix original series! Join New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Full Throttle, NOS4A2, Dying is Easy) and legendary artist Gabriel Rodríguez in conversation with series editor Chris Ryall, as they welcome you back to Keyhouse. Be the first to hear more about the next wave of comics and graphic novels in the Locke & Key franchise!

  • Joe Hill (writer, Locke & Key)
  • Gabriel Rodríguez (artist, Locke & Key)
  • Chris Ryall (editor, Locke & Key)

Panel Goes Live: Thursday, October 8, at 4:20pm EST (1:20pm PST).

IDW Presents: Sonic The Hedgehog Comics!

Go fast with Sonic the Hedgehog comics! Join the IDW writers and artists who bring your favorite blue blur to life, one panel at a time. Learn more about what artist and writer Evan Stanley has in store for the ongoing series. Plus, find out what the bad guys are up to in Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys with writer Ian Flynn and artist Jack Lawrence. Moderated by Sonic editor David Mariotte and featuring SEGA of America’s Licensing Manager, Michael Cisneros!

  • Ian Flynn (writer, Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys)
  • Jack Lawrence (artist, Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys)
  • Evan Stanley (writer/artist, Sonic The Hedgehog)
  • Michael Cisneros (licensing manager, SEGA America)
  • David Mariotte (editor, Sonic The Hedgehog)

Panel Goes Live: Friday, October 9, at 12:20pm EST (9:20am PST).


IDW’S CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES

All new convention exclusives will be made available to order beginning Thursday, October 8th, with two surprise items becoming available on Friday, 10/9, and Saturday 10/10, respectively. IDW is offering free domestic shipment on all orders of $35 or more. Visit IDW’s convention webstore here to place orders — but hurry, these hot comics are only available while supplies last, and the web store closes at midnight on October 11th!

Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams – The Lost Compendium – Convention Exclusive Variant
Written & Illustrated by Sam Kieth
Convention Exclusive Cover by Sam Kieth
$20.00

Canto II: The Hollow Men #1 – Convention Exclusive Variant
Written by David M. Booher, Illustrated by Drew Zucker
Convention Exclusive Cover by Drew Zucker & Vittorio Astone
$10.00

Canto II: The Hollow Men #2 – Convention Exclusive Variant
Written by David M. Booher, Illustrated by Drew Zucker
Convention Exclusive Cover by Drew Zucker & Vittorio Astone
$10.00

Locke & Key: …In Pale Battalions Go… #1 – Convention Exclusive Variant
Written by Joe Hill, Illustrated by Gabriel Rodríguez
Convention Exclusive Cover by Gabriel Rodríguez
$10.00

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #2 – Convention Exclusive Variant
By Rob Liefeld
Convention Exclusive Cover Featuring Toy Packaging Art from Hasbro
$15.00

Sonic the Hedgehog #33 – Convention Exclusive Variant
Written & Illustrated by Evan Stanley
Convention Exclusive Cover by Evan Stanley
$10.00

Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys #1 – Convention Exclusive Variant
Written by Ian Flynn, Illustrated by Jack Lawrence
Convention Exclusive Cover by Evan Stanley
$10.00

Star Wars Adventures #1 (2020) – Convention Exclusive Variant
Written by Michael Moreci & Nick Brokenshire, Illustrated by Ilias Kyriazis & Nick Brokenshire
Convention Exclusive Cover by Derek Charm
$10.00

Transformers/Back to the Future #1 – Convention Exclusive Variant
Written by Cavan Scott, Illustrated by Juan Samu
Convention Exclusive Cover by Andrew Griffith
$10.00

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Unlock New Mysteries and Get Up to Speed with Locke & Key and Sonic The Hedgehog Panels Online SAN DIEGO, CA (October 5, 2020) – Even though conventions are being held virtually this year, it doesn’t mean that fans have to miss out on engaging panels or the hunt for...