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Marvel Comics has provided The Continuum its solicitations for October.

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IDW Publishing has announced an October launch for Transformers/Back to the Future, a four-issue crossover event from writer Cavan Scott and artist Juan Samu.

Here's how IDW describes the book:

"In the debut issue, Marty McFly returns from the adventure of a lifetime to a new, better Hill Valley... that is, until Marty and his friend Doc Brown's time machine attracts the attention of the Decepticons. With one small mistake, Marty finds himself once again thrust into action to unravel a Decepticon plot in the past, present, and future... now with the help of a new converting time machine, the Autobot called Gigawatt!"

"When I was asked to write the official crossover comic, I could only shout 'Great Scott' and dive in," Scott said. "It's the perfect fit. Both Transformers and Back to the Future are packed with adventure, humor, and -- most importantly -- heart. Plus, it gave me a chance to play with multiple Transformers timelines, harkening back to some of my favorite Transformers storylines of the '80s, while also bringing in elements of all three Back to the Future movies. Look out for classic characters, both human and Cybertronian, and a few surprises along the way!"

Samu said, "All my life I have waited for this moment! This amazing project, apart from being an authentic journey through time for me, has brought out my inner child in every scene. The Autobots, Decepticons, Marty, and Doc are so iconic that I feel super-excited to be able to draw them!"

"Transformers and Back to the Future have quite a bit in common," said John Barber, editor-in-chief of IDW Publishing. "They've both inspired multiple generations of fans, they are both -- at their heart -- about characters and change, and they both have at least one really cool car. We're extremely excited at IDW to get to bring these two worlds together!"

Covers for the first issue are by Samu, Phil Murphy and Dan Schoening, along with a photo of the Autobot Gigawatt toy.


IDW Publishing has selected industry veterans Jerry Bennington and Jud Meyers as the company's new president and publisher, respectively. Rebekah Cahalin has been promoted to general manager and EVP of operations, covering both IDW Publishing and IDW Entertainment.

"As IDW accelerates its growth trajectory as a fully integrated multi-media company, we are very fortunate to have Jerry Bennington and Jud Meyers to assume these key roles at IDW Publishing," said Ezra Rosensaft, IDW's CEO.

Rosensaft was recently promoted from CFO to CEO of IDW Media Holdings, and came to IDW after nearly 15 years at HBO.

"We are equally as fortunate to have Rebekah Cahalin step into the GM and EVP of Operations positions. All three executives are already valued and vital members of the IDW team as well as inspiring leaders. I have no doubt that they will accomplish great things in their new positions," Rosensaft said.

Bennington, who currently serves as IDW Publishing's EVP of Product Management, brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his new role, He will be tasked with overseeing IDW Publishing's strategic business units, integrating product cross-platform programs, establishing product growth initiatives with partners, broadening customer experiences to new platforms and expanding the company's extensive IP portfolio. As EVP of product management, Bennington established new business units including IDW Limited and IDW Games, and he increased IDW Publishing's stable of licensed IPs including the notable additions of Batman the Animated Series, Dragon Ball Z, Metal Gear Solid and Usagi Yojimbo.

Prior to joining IDW Publishing, Bennington was the President of 3 Point Entertainment where he helped develop specialty licensed merchandise, and served as the VP of Marketing for The Upper Deck Company's Upper Deck Games.

"As a long-standing member of the IDW team, I am thankful for the opportunity to build on Chris Ryall's work leading the company to product excellence and providing our readers with richer, deeper, and more meaningful experiences," said Bennington. "Collaborating with our valued customers and partners around the globe, we will achieve unparalleled quality and memorable stories and characters to be shared by family and friends."

Meyers, who currently serves as IDW Publishing's sales director, will oversee all aspects of production and publication in his new role as publisher. He will continue IDW's history of creating quality literature while expanding the company's reach to new markets worldwide. Meyers started his career in the comic industry at Titan Publishing in London, England, where he helped launch and manage some of the most prestigious comic-book retail stores in the UK.

Later, he became owner and co-founder of several comic book stores in Los Angeles, and was the recipient of the Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award. Meyers also served as the director of sales & marketing at Humanoids Publishing where he helped launch three successful new book imprints and expanded the French publisher's presence in the U.S. book market.

"I'm so grateful for the opportunity to step into this role and help continue IDW's legacy of quality storytelling," Meyers said. "We have a wealth of talented creators and a brilliant editorial and production staff helping to shape our stories. In the coming months, we're going to add to our family, and we will continue to deliver the greatest licensed content in comics, expanding and shaping the global reach of all of our licensors and their brands."

Cahalin, IDW's current general manager | head of operations, joined IDW in 2009. She achieved a series of increasingly important positions within the company's production, digital production and digital publishing teams highlighted by her work as digital publishing director. In her new position, Cahalin will oversee and integrate all operations and business activities.

"I am so excited to work not only with the IDW Publishing team, but also everyone at IDW Entertainment," Cahalin said. "This new role provides a tremendous opportunity to enhance our operational infrastructure to further drive company objectives, and make this a truly holistic environment."


Nickelodeon and CBS Television Studios have officially revealed the title and logo for its all-new animated series Star Trek: Prodigy.

The series follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.

The series is developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman and overseen for Nickelodeon by Ramsey Naito, EVP, animation production and development.

Star Trek: Prodigy will be from CBS' Eye Animation Productions, CBS Television Studios' new animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers, alongside Kevin and Dan Hageman. Aaron Baiers will serve as a co-executive producer.

The CG-animated series will debut exclusively on Nickelodeon in 2021.

RED 5'S MANDRAKE: Red 5 Comics has announced an October launch for Legacy of Mandrake the Magician, from Erica Schultz and Diego Giribaldi.

Here's how the book is described:

"Mandy Paz is by all appearances an ordinary teenager just trying to make her way through high school. If she seems like she's going out of her way to avoid attention, that's because she's hiding a big secret -- she has powerful magical talents. So, when strange and sinister things start happening in her small town, Mandy decides to take action. And on her quest to chase down the root of the town's trouble she just might discover the truth about her own legacy."

The first issue will also be available with a foil cover.

NEW WYNONNA: Here's how Syfy describes "Look at Them Beans," the episode of Wynonna Earp premiering Sunday, August 9:

"Wynonna finds herself on the wrong side of the law and Doc partners with a new demon."


Below are solicitations posted for October. Click on the publisher's name for the full listings and check back soon for additional solicitations.


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