Army of TwoIDW has made a major impact on the comic book industry through several licensed titles, including “Transformers,” “G.I. Joe," “Star Trek," “Ghostbusters," “Doctor Who” and “Angel” in addition to original properties like “30 Days of Night.” However, its latest move could be its most ambitious to date.

Video game developer Electronic Arts and IDW have announced a deal that will launch a new EA Comics imprint under IDW starting in January 2010. Under the deal, EA will assign and manage the creative teams, while IDW will handle the printing and distribution—both to comic shops and through digital channels.

MTV News has an exclusive preview of the first title, "Army of Two," from writer Peter Milligan (“X-Men,” “Human Target”) and artist Dexter Soy. Chester Ocampo is the cover artist for the ongoing series, which will launch before the upcoming video game sequel, “Army of Two: The 40th Day.” Read More...

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30 Days of NightDespite its lackluster box-office performance, "30 Days of Night" is getting a sequel. The vampire horror franchise created by Steve Niles will live on in the form of "30 Days of Night: Dark Days," which follows the journey of Stella Oleson as she seeks vengeance upon the vampires who ravaged her hometown and killed her husband.

Niles went into detail on the project during an interview with Shock Till You Drop, revealing that the vampires in "Dark Days" will be much closer to the villains he envisioned in the comics—namely, the vampires will speak.

"I have them doing what I originally wanted which is speaking all languages," Niles told the site of the sequel's vampire menace. Read More...

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We Will Bury YouNot everyone can work with their siblings, especially when it comes to creative endeavors. Luckily for "Heroes" actress Brea Grant and her brother Zane, a love of sequential art seems to be a family trait, with the two teaming to revision the roaring '20s via the undead in their upcoming IDW Publishing series "We Will Bury You."

Featuring interior art by Kyle Strahm and covers by Ben Templesmith ("30 Days of Night"), the first issue isn't slated to arrive in stores until early 2010, meaning that between a comic release, Brea's recent "Halloween II" role and the Sept. 21 premiere of "Heroes" Season Four, it's not a bad time to be a Grant sibling.

Of course, according to Brea Grant, it's never been a bad time to team up with her brother. Read More...

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SeduthWith 3D effects quickly becoming a staple feature for film audiences, novelist and filmmaker Clive Barker wanted to create a narrative that took the augmented viewing experience one step further by weaving it into the narrative hook of IDW's "Seduth," his first original comic property in nearly two decades.

Co-written by Chris Monfette with art by Gabriel Rodriguez, Jay Fotos ("Locke & Key") and 3-D art expert Ray Zone, "Seduth" is slated to include 3D glasses when it drops in October, letting readers delve into the storyline's exploration of existence in more than three dimensions, with readers' experience being the added fourth dimension.

According to Barker, this effect was conceived to be a kind of "wet dream of 3D," for comic fans, positioning storytelling elements in a way that's meant to capitalize on the full potential of the visual enhancement with pointed graphic content and surreal landscapes prominent throughout the issue. Read More...

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30 Days of NightA sequel to "30 Days of Night," the 2007 adaptation of Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's vampire comic book, is going to take a little longer than 30 days to arrive—but we're a little closer to seeing it today.

Bloody Disgusting has learned that "30 Days of Night: Dark Days" will begin shooting this October in Vancouver, Canada, with director Ben Ketai at the helm. Ketai collaborated on the "Dark Days" script with series creator Niles, and also directed a series of "30 Days of Night" webisodes as well.

"Dark Days" takes place in Los Angeles and focuses on Stella Oleson, the heroine of the first "30 Days of Night." Alongside a group of vampire hunters, Stella intentionally draws vampires out in the open in order to avenge the death of her husband Eben, played by Josh Hartnett in the 2007 horror flick. Read More...

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G.I. JoeMany folks knew G.I. Joe from the toys and the cartoon. The cartoon series was fun, but let's face it — it was also pretty cheesy. After all, how do you take a series about counter-terrorists seriously when no one ever gets hurt and the guns only shoot little beams of light that always seem to miss?

The "G.I. Joe" comics, on the other hand, have always been a horse of a different color, delving into darker themes and with a more serious tone of military life and espionage. And they’ve been around longer than you may think.

So, with "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" hitting theaters this weekend, let’s take a look at the history of G.I. Joe in comics. Read More...

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It may take some time before a modern Wonder Woman film materializes, but from Jessica Biel to Megan Fox, opinions on the role of Paradise Island's most famous part-time resident never seem far from the lips of Hollywood starlets.

Case in point: actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. When asked about her preferred criteria for upcoming roles, the star of CBS' "The Ghost Whisperer" and creator of IDW's upcoming "The Music Box," told MTV News that she's ready for some action.

"I'd really love to do an action movie. I'd really love to do like a 'Tomb Raider' or something like that," said Hewitt, "I think that'd be fun. I would love to play like a super hero or something like that. That would be awesome." Read More...

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World War RobotThere are already filmic plans for a world war waged against zombies, but how about one that's fought against an army of robots? Sure, it's been done before in "Terminator," but those Schwarzenegger-resembling robots have never taken to space, have they?

That landscape is set to change in "World War Robot," an upcoming movie based on the popular IDW Publishing comic book by writer-artist Ashley Wood. Variety reports that producer Jerry Bruckheimer picked up the comic's feature film rights during last weekend's Comic-Con International.

"World War Robot" is a galaxy-spanning conflict between man and machine, told through diary-like anecdotes from both human resistance fighters and their physically dominant robot enemies. The titular war takes place in a bevy of interplanetary locations including Earth, the moon and Mars. Read More...

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TransformersThe reported $600 million "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" has taken in worldwide means that giant robots are on a lot of people's minds this summer, and IDW Publishing hopes that will still be the case in November when they launch the first of three new titles starring the popular robots in disguise.

The "Transformers" moniker has a long history in comics, and IDW has kept the shelves full of Starscream and Megatron miniseries for quite a while now. IDW's new lineup, however, will be led by the 'bots' first ongoing title in years.

"This is the first ongoing 'Transformers' series for IDW, and there's a good reason to do it now," said IDW editor Andy Schmidt. "These stories are too big and too important to contain in even several volumes of miniseries." Read More...

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Night MaryMost people fight to wake up from their nightmares, but for the Rick Remender ("Fear Agent") and Kieron Dwyer ("XXXombies") character Mary Specter, entering the dreams of others to help resolve sleep issues is all in a night's work. Now, as Animal Logic, the studio behind "300," prepares to adapt IDW's "Night Mary," Remender reflects on the material's origins and explains why the tale is just right for a feature film.

According to Remender, bringing "Mary" to Hollywood has been a long time coming. After the adaptation cycled through a few other movie attempts that didn't quite materialize, he and Dwyer were ready to lose hope. That's when the property's management and production team at Circle of Confusion finally found a home for the series at Animal Logic. Read More...

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