Editor Sarah Gaydos Joins IDW Publishing

IDW Continues to Grow!

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Editor Sarah Gaydos Joins as New Projects are Announced

 

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Though it’s not yet halfway over, 2013 has already been a banner year for IDW Publishing. In addition to the announcements of a slew of new projects over the last few months, America’s fourth-largest comics publisher is also continuing to expand as the beloved Artist’s Edition line joins Yoe Books and The Library of American Comics as its own imprint. IDW has also seen huge success with the IDW Limited line and announced at C2E2 2013 their status as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s newest Corporate Member.

“April’s numbers show that IDW accounted for 7.5% of the market share in the direct market,” said Publisher and CEO Ted Adams. “That’s the highest percentage we’ve reached as a company so far and we’re looking forward to trying to beat it. We’ve got a dedicated staff and an exciting slate of books on our side, so we’re excited to welcome a strong new Editor in Sarah Gaydos and continue growing even more.”

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Comics Legend Carmine Infantino Dead At 87

Carmine Infantino Passes Away At Age 87

Carmine InfantinoToday the world lost another great.  Comics legend Carmine Infantino, born in Brooklyn, New York on May 24,1925, has passed away at age 87 after a long illness.

Infantino is most widely known as the artist who created the iconic red & yellow Silver Age Flash costume and ushered in the Silver Age of comics with Showcase #4 in 1956. He also co-created some of The Flash’s most popular rogues – Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Gorilla Grodd and Mirror Master. He also helped create a number of other DC characters including Barbara Gordon, the original Black Canary, and Deadman.

He later became DC Comics’ editorial director, and under his tenure DC created some of the best comic books on the stands. He hired Dick Giordano made Mike Sekowsky, Joe Orlando, and Joe Kubert editors; also Denny O’Neil & Neal Adams both joined DC’s ranks during that time. Infantino also hired Jack Kirby to work for DC after Kirby felt disenfranchised with Marvel at the time.

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