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The prefix IDW stands for material initially published by the US comic publisher, IDW Publishing. They won the 21st century license to publish new material based on the BBC Wales version of Doctor Who in North America, and began telling new adventures starting with the Tenth Doctor. On occasion, their work also featured some new glimpses of past Doctors.

IDW also published a series of reprints of material that originally appeared Doctor Who Magazine. This reprint work, however, should generally be cited with the prefix DWM, in deference to its publication of origin.

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IDW Publishing is the latest comic book publisher to have obtained the Star Trek licence. They did so in 2006 with the first comics published in January 2007. IDW's comics so far have been based either on The Original Series, The Next Generation, or Deep Space Nine. In their first year IDW tested the format with various innovative miniseries, in their second year they intend to push the line forward with the involvement of big names such as D.C. Fontana and Peter David, branding their output for the year Star Trek: Second Stage. [1]



IDW's first Star Trek comic, "History Lesson"

IDW has so far released Star Trek comics in miniseries of between two and six issues over several consecutive months. Each comic is thirty-two pages in length, twenty-two of which are actually story. The story pages flow uninterrupted with the final ten pages consisting of adverts, previews and interviews relating to other IDW projects, letters pages, and in a hand-full of issues The Trek Life comic strips.

The inside front cover of each comic typically contains a title a credit page and sometimes an opening monologue like paragraph of text related to the miniseries or in the case of some part-stories a short paragraph of text to refresh the reader on the story so far. In a hand full of issues this title page has been moved to the first page after the story at the back of the book.

Most of the comics have been available in several covers. Earlier comics tended to have more covers, while the most recent releases have had increasingly few, with many issues being released in just one cover by May of 2008. "Against Their Nature", the first issue of the Klingons: Blood Will Tell miniseries has had to most covers to date, with a total of seven being available. For IDW's first year's worth of miniseries the back inside cover of each comic was used as a cover gallery for that issue. With the launch of the Second Stage titles the cover gallery was moved to the title page, occupying a smaller area using thumbnail images.

After the first few issue of the first series IDW released two comics a month throughout their first year. With the launch of their Second Stage titles they upped production to four issues a month, intending to deliver a new comic almost every week. Output has since fluctuated, with as few as one comic being release in a month, and up to as many as five.


For a detailed breakdown of all IDW's miniseries (past, present, forthcoming and potential future series) see IDW Publishing publications. For a list of all IDW comics by publication order see IDW Publishing release order.


Completed series
Title Series Writer(s) Artist(s) No. of issues Published Omnibus
The Space Between TNG David Tischman Casey Maloney 6 January-June 2007 Septermber 2007
Klingons: Blood Will Tell TOS Scott & David Tipton David Messina 5 April-August 2007 November 2007
Year Four TOS David Tischman Steve Conley, Gordon Purcell & Rob & Joe Sharp 6 July-December 2007 March 2008
Alien Spotlight TOS/TNG Scott & David Tipton, James Patrick, Paul D. Storrie, Andrew Steven Harris & John Byrne David Messina, Josep Maria Beroy, Leonard O'Grady, Elena Casagrande, Sean Murphy & John Byrne 6 September 2007 - February 2008 May 2008
Intelligence Gathering TNG Scott & David Tipton David Messina 5 January-May 2008 August 2008
Turnaround NF Peter David Stephen Thompson 5 March-July 2008 October 2008
Year Four: The Enterprise Experiment TOS D.C. Fontana & Derek Chester Gordon Purcell 5 April-August 2008 November 2008
Assignment: Earth TOS
John Byrne
5 May-September 2008 December 2008
Mirror Images TOS Scott & David Tipton David Messina 5 June-November 2008 February 2009
Romulans: The Hollow Crown TOS
John Byrne
2 September-October 2008 February 2010 (in Romulans: Pawns of War)
The Last Generation TNG/Myriad Universes Andrew Steven Harris Gordon Purcell 5 November 2008 - March 2009 July 2009
Countdown TOS/TNG Tim Jones & Mike Johnson, story by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman David Messina 4 January-March 2009 April 2009 (paperback); October 2009 (hardcover)
Alien Spotlight II TOS/TNG/DS9 Stuart Moore, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Ian Edginton, Scott & David Tipton, & Arne Schmidt & Andy Schmidt Mike Hawthorne, J.K. Woodward, Wagner Reis, Elena Casagrande & Augustin Padilla 5 March-December 2009 March 2010
Crew TOS
John Byrne
5 March-July 2009 October 2009
Mission's End TOS Ty Templeton Steve Molnar 5 March-July 2009 October 2009
The Wrath of Khan TOS Andy Schmidt Chee Yang Ong 3 June-July 2009 November 2009 (in Movie Omnibus)
Spock: Reflections TOS Scott & David Tipton David Messina & Federica Manfredi 4 July-October 2009 January 2010
Nero TOS Tim Jones & Mike Johnson David Messina 4 August-November 2009 February 2010
Romulans: Schism TOS
John Byrne
3 September-November 2009 February 2010 (in Romulans: Pawns of War)
In production
Title Series Writer(s) Artist(s) No. of issues Published
Ghosts TNG Zander Cannon Javier Aranda 5 Novmeber 2009 - March 2010
Fool's Gold DS9 Scott & David Tipton Fabio Mantovani 4 December 2009 - March 2010
Forthcoming series
Title Series Writer(s) Artist(s) No. of issues Published
Captain's Log TOS Scott & David Tipton Federica Manfredi TBA January-TBA 2010
Star Trek Movie Adaptation TOS Tim Jones & Mike Johnson, story by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman David Messina 6 February-July 2010
Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor TOS
John Byrne
4 April-July 2010


Typically, three months following the publication of the final issue of a miniseries an omnibus book of the series is released. There have been a few exceptions to this; Romulans: The Hollow Crown has yet to be released in an omnibus, awaiting the publication of the Schism with the intention of releasing a single omnibus of the entire John Byrne Romulan Saga. Similarly the new adaptation of The Wrath of Khan will be printed in an omnibus alongside previous movie comic adaptations.

The Countdown miniseries also brakes the normal rule, with the intention to release the omnibus almost immediately after publication of the final issue so that it will be out ahead of the release of the movie it is a prequel to.

IDW also publish collections of Star Trek comics originally published by previous holders of the Star Trek comics license. These have so far taken two forms: The Star Trek Archives series collects between four and six issues per volume, based on a theme while the Star Trek Omnibus format will see larger collections of entire series of comics.

IDW Publishing omnibuses
IDW miniseries The Space BetweenKlingons: Blood Will TellYear FourAlien Spotlight, Volume IIntelligence GatheringTurnaroundYear Four: The Enterprise ExperimentAssignment: EarthMirror ImagesCountdownThe Last GenerationMission's EndCrewSpock: ReflectionsNeroRomulans: Pawns of WarAlien Spotlight, Volume II
Star Trek Archives Best of Peter DavidBest of the BorgBest of Gary SevenBest of DS9Best of Captain KirkBest of Alternate UniversesBest of Klingons
Star Trek Omnibus First Marvel SeriesEarly VoyagesMovie adaptations


IDW Publishing writers and editors
Writers Mike W. BarrJohn ByrneDerek ChesterPeter DavidKeith R.A. DeCandidoIan EdgintonD.C. FontanaAndrew Steven HarrisTim JonesMike JohnsonStuart MooreJames PatrickChris Ryall • Andy Schmidt • Paul D. StorrieDavid TiptonScott TiptonDavid Tischman • Ty Templeton
Story credits Harve Bennett • Alex KurtzmanRoberto OrciRick Remender • Jack B. Sowards
Editors Scott DunbierAndrew Steven HarrisChris Ryall • Andy Schmidt • Dan TaylorDenton J. Tipton
IDW Publishing artists
Interior artists Bob AlmondJosep Maria BeroyJohn ByrneElena Casagrande • Chee Yang Ong • Steve Conley • Arianna Florean • Drew GeraciGianluigi Gregorini • Mike Hawthorne • Aaron LeachCasey Maloney • Federica Manfredi • Jose Marzan Jr.David Messina • Stephen Molnar • Sean MurphyTom NguyenLeonard O'GradyTerry PallotStacie PonderSara PichelliGordon Purcell • Wagner Reis • Rob & Joe SharpBob SmithStephen ThompsonJ.K. Woodward
Cover artists Josep Maria Beroy • James Brown • John ByrneDennis CaleroElena Casagrande • Chee Yang Ong • Steve ConleyJoe Corroney • David Deitrick • Jeremy Geddes • Mike Hawthorne • Zach HowardKen Kelly • Kevin Maquire • David MessinaSean MurphyLeonard O'Grady • Bob Peak • Nick Runge • Kelsey Shannon • Rob & Joe SharpStephen Thompson • David Williams • J.K. Woodward
Colorists 2B Studio • Moose Baumann • Mario Boon • Chiara Cinabro • Andrew ElderJohn HuntJason Jenson • Lovern Kindzierski • Thompson KnoxPaolo MaddaleniGiovanna NiroLeonard O'GradyMirco Pierfederici • Priscila Ribeiro • Chris Sotomayor • Tom SmithIlaria TraversiJ.K. Woodward
Letterers Robbie RobbinsChris Mowry • Richard Starklings • Neil Uyetake


Star Trek comics
By series EVTOSTNGDS9VoyagerSA
By publisher Gold KeyMarvelDCMalibuWildstormTokyoPopIDW

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Idea and Design Works, LLC, founded in 1989, currently owns the Transformers comic book license as of May 2005, following the financial collapse of the previous license holder, Dreamwave Productions, at the tail-end of 2004.

IDW's flagship storyline is a rebooted Generation One continuity, written by longtime Transformers scribe Simon Furman and told through a succession of mini-series and one-shot Spotlights. IDW has also been authorized to re-release trade paperbacks published by Dreamwave, such as the War and Peace mini-series and The War Within and The War Within: The Dark Ages. In May 2008, IDW's relationship with Hasbro proved to be quite healthy indeed as they snapped up the G.I. Joe comic book license as well.


Series published

G1 rebooted

The main IDW continuity is mostly overseen by Simon Furman, who has taken a fresh approach to the Generation One story. All the familiar faces are present, but a more sophisticated universe is unfolding around them. (Initial ideas for IDW's Transformer line included a Crisis on Infinite Earths-style story and a G1/Cybertron crossover that would start off two ongoings in the respective continuities [1])

Instead of an ongoing civil war on Cybertron which spills over to Earth by accident, Furman presents us with an interstellar cold war between the Autobots and Decepticons, a war of Codes of Interplanetary Conflict and alt-form-and-dagger covert operations, with energon the prize and whole planets at stake. A surprising development on Earth heats up the war and turns our planet from just another proxy battleground into the ultimate prize.

The general order of publications to date is as follows:

  • Infiltration (2005–06) Establishes the presence of the Transformers on modern-day Earth and re-establishes the theme of "robots in disguise" as central to the new continuity; a seven-issue story arc (issues #0 to #6).
  • Spotlight (2006–present) Series of one-shot stories focusing on a single Transformer per issue; this series has no fixed publication format and is ongoing.
  • Stormbringer (2006) A four-issue miniseries tie-in to Infiltration, establishing Cybertron's current situation in the re-boot and focusing squarely on the Transformers.
  • Escalation (2006–07) Sequel to Infiltration; a six-issue story arc.
  • New Avengers/Transformers (2007) A collaboration between Marvel Comics and IDW featuring the first ever crossover between the Transformers and New Avengers. Though it will have minimal effects on the overall universe, it is specifically designed to fit into continuity between Infiltration and Escalation.
  • Megatron Origin (2007) A four-issue story arc detailing the events surrounding Megatron's rise to power and the founding of the Decepticon faction.
  • Devastation (2007–08) Sequel to Escalation; a six-issue story arc.
  • Revelation (2008) Sequel to Devastation; composed of 4 Spotlights.
  • All Hail Megatron (2008–2009) A twelve-issue maxi-series chronicling the aftermath of the defeat of the Autobots and the Decepticon conquest of Earth. The publication schedule will overlap with Revelation and Maximum Dinobots.
  • Maximum Dinobots (2008–2009) Will take place chronologically between Revelation and All Hail Megatron (which it will be published concurrently with).
Note: The sequel to Revelation at one point was to be titled Expansion, but its release now is unlikely. However, Furman stated that some of the ideas from the series may pop up in other series.

See also

Beast Wars

Taking place within the Beast Wars cartoon universe, this line eschews the previous 3H fan club comics that previously continued the show's story to strike out in a new direction, focusing mainly on the non-show toy characters.

See also


A series of Elseworlds-like stories that exist in their own separate continuities, each taking different takes on Transformers. Only one has so-far been produced. (Reportedly, Hasbro has asked IDW to hold back on Evolutions as to not confuse customers looking for merchandise based on the 2007 film.)

  • Hearts of Steel (2006) Places the G1 Transformers in the American West during the Industrial Revolution.

2007 film

Reprint series

  • Generations – Reprints old Marvel Comics issues. Due to copyright issues regarding Spider-Man and Circuit Breaker, issues #3, #9, #22-23, #46, #68, #72-#80 can not be reprinted.
  • Target 2006 (2007)
  • Best of UK: Dinobots (2007)
  • Best of UK: Space Pirates (2008)
  • Best of UK: Time Wars (2008)
  • Best of UK: City of Fear (2009)

Due to copyright issues with regards to Death's Head, several Transformers UK stories can not be republished in the United States, most notably "Galvatron: Wanted Dead or Alive" and "The Legacy of Unicron".


External link

  • IDW Publishing

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