Terrifyingly, it’s just a couple of weeks until Comic-Con International annexes most of downtown San Diego and with it, our souls. But with a new comics convention comes a new offering of exclusive stuff you'll be able to pick up while you're there. We've already shown you what Dark Horse and BOOM! Studios have on offer for the San Diego show, and today we're getting a look at the enormous amount of limited edition goodies IDW Publishing is bringing to their hometown con.

The publisher of Transformers, Locke & Key, GI Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the luxurious Artists' Editions is coming fully armed to SDCC, and collectors of rare stuff should take note. Among the many variant covers are San Diego-exclusive editions of Mike Mignola's Hellboy Artist's Edition, Dave Gibbons' Watchmen Artifact Edition, and Walter Simonson's Thor Artist's Edition, not to mention a super cool Locke & Key prop and a number of offerings for the TMNT's 30th anniversary.

 

 

While not a San Diego exclusive, the Jim Steranko Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD Artist's Edition will be available for the first time at IDW's booth, as will the legendary creator himself along with Mignola, Gibbons and Simonson.

  • Mike Mignola’s Hellboy: Artist’s Edition Variant HC

    Mike Mignola is one of the preeminent comics creators of the past 25 years and Hellboy, his iconic creation, struck a meteoric chord with fans from the very start and has not abated in the 20 years since his debut. Featuring a variant cover from Mignola himself, only available at SDCC!

    $125, Limited to 100 copies, 2 per person

    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE:http://bit.ly/1oeqOWl

  • Dave Gibbons' Watchmen: Artifact Edition Variant HC

    Watchmen has been called the greatest graphic novel of all time. Alan Moore andDave Gibbons created a story and graphic narrative unlike anything that preceded it, and revitalized the entire art form that followed. Featuring a variant cover from Dave Gibbons, who’ll be signing all 5 days of the Con at the IDW booth!

    $100, Limited to 225 copies, 2 per person

    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE: http://bit.ly/1mrX4Ii

  • Walter Simonson’s Thor: Artist Edition Variant HC (2nd Printing)

    IDW, in cooperation with MARVEL Comics, proudly presents Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s Edition, collecting seven complete issues of Simonson’s transcendent run on The Mighty Thor, including the groundbreaking first arc that introduced Beta Ray Bill. Featuring a variant cover by the Mighty Walter Simonson!

    $100, Limited to 125 copies, 2 per person

    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE: http://bit.ly/VT8tHW

  • Ragnarok #1 Variant

    With a matte cover and spot-varnish treatment of Walter Simonson's menacing Thor sketch, this convention exclusive will not last long!

    $10, Limited to 400 copies, 5 per person

  • Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1 B&W Variant

    Relive the acclaimed series’ frightful beginning in black & white for the first time! Gabriel Rodriguez’s original line work is on full display in this very special convention exclusive!

    $10, Limited to 900 copies, 5 per person

  • Locke & Key: The Covers of Gabriel Rodriguez Variant HC

    This convention exclusive displays an original blue-line pencils and inks cover by Gabriel Rodriguez for the show debut of this Locke & Key covers collection!

    $40, Limited to 100 copies, 2 per person

    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE: http://bit.ly/1r3B87p

  • Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland Variant HC

    This special convention variant features a bloody exclusive cover by Locke & Key co-creator and artist, Gabriel Rodriguez for Joe Hill's original new comic miniseries hardcover collection.

    $40, Limited to 100 copies, 2 per person

    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE: http://bit.ly/VT8J9H

  • Monster Motors Variant Edition

    Ghostbusters artist Dan Schoening provides a convention exclusive cover celebrating the madness that is Comic-Con for Brian Lynch’s newest IDW project!

    $10, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person

  • Winterworld #1 Variant

    All-new stories based on the Chuck Dixon/Jorge Zaffino classic with Dixon returning to script and Butch Guice doing some of the best work of his illustrious artistic career. Convention exclusive cover featuring Wynn, by Will Rosado!

    $5, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person

  • Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #1 Variant

    There will be two convention exclusive covers to collect for the premiere issue of this jaw-dropping new series:

    - Line art cover by none other than Rob Liefeld $5, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person

    - Full-color wrap around cover by series artist and co-writer, Tom Scioli -$5, Limited to 400 copies, 5 per person

    Also, watch out for the blank sketch edition of Transformers vs. G.I. JOE #1, as well as the three variant covers on sale with Diamond Comic Distributors!

  • GI Joe: Silent Interlude Variant HC

    The convention exclusive of G.I. JOE #21 remastered from the original art and lovingly recolored withLarry Hama’s original layouts and Steve Leialoha’s finishes featuring a homage cover to the famous issue by superstar artist, Ashley Wood.

    $40, Limited to 100 copies, 2 per person

    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE: http://bit.ly/1jZIUdk

  • Metal Gear Solid Deluxe Variant HC

    Get your convention exclusive copy, with front and back cover artwork by Ashley Wood, of this oversized collection of the entire series from celebrated artists Ashley Wood and Rufus Dayglo,

    $75, Limited to 100 copies, 2 per person

    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE: http://bit.ly/VT8ZWk

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary Special Variant

    Don’t miss out on the special convention exclusive cover by The Manhattan Projects artist, Nick Pitarra for this spectacular anthology of all-new tales from the comic creators who have most influenced the Turtles over the decades!

    $10, Limited to 300 copies, 5 per person

    A Blank Sketch Cover also available!

    $10, Limited to 900 copies, 5 per person

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Original (Mirage) #1 Reissue

    This special convention exclusive issue re-presents the very first debut issue, from 1984, with co-creator Kevin Eastman’s original coloring with cover options:

    - Pencils by Eastman, Inks by TMNT co-creator Peter Laird - $10, Limited to 900 copies, 5 per person

    - Pencils by Eastman, signed by Kevin himself! - $25, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ultimate Collection Variant HC Vol. 5

    This black & white convention exclusive cover by Kevin Eastman matches the four previous volumes that have all had the same treatment as convention exclusives.

    $50, Limited to 200 copies, 2 per person

    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE: http://bit.ly/1r3Bzi3

  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #21 Exclusive Pony Pack Edition

    Featuring an 8 page story unavailable ANYWHERE ELSE! The villainous Mane-iac takes over the cover to this convention exclusive that comes complete with your first look inside the My Little Pony Annual 2014, featuring the debut of the super-heroic Pony Pack!

    $10, Limited to 500 copies, 5 per person

  • Angry Birds Comics #1 Variant

    Cosplaying piggies grace this convention exclusive cover by Jon Sommariva for the world’s most popular mobile game franchise comic book debut! Featuring fun-filled, action packed stories from Eisner-nominee Jeff Parker and Eisner Award-winner Paul Tobin, this is a must-get book!

    $5, Limited to 300 copies, 5 per person

    A Blank Sketch Cover also available!

    $10, Limited to 500 copies, 5 per person

  • Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! #1 Variant

    The San Diego Convention Center is invaded by characters from across the Cartoon Network universe in this convention exclusive variant cover by series artist, Derek Charm!

    $5, Limited to 300 copies, 5 per person

    A Blank Sketch Cover also available!

    $10, Limited to 400 copies, 5 per person

  • Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War!: Johnny Bravo One-Shot Variant

    Grab this convention exclusive cover by the creator of Johnny BravoVan Partible, for the first of five one-shots tying directly into the Super Secret Crisis War!

    $5, Limited to 200 copies, 5 per person

  • Skylanders #0

    The comic debut of Skylanders! Unavailable anywhere else!! This Zero Issue focuses on all your fan-favorite characters and featuring a prequel story tying directly into the new Skylanders Trap Team videogame. The convention exclusive cover by Fico Ossio and David Garcia Cruz features Spyro, Stealth Elf, and Trigger Happy.

    $5, Limited to 700 copies, 5 per person

  • Paschaborg 001 (3A Toy)

    From Count Kriegstein's imagination straight to your hearts is PASCHABORG 001! Exclusively available through IDW Publishing, PASCHABORG 001 is Ashley Wood's 2014 San Diego Comic-Con offering. We suggest you pre-order yours now because she won't last long!

    $150, Limited to 100 pieces, 1 per person

    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE: http://3a.idwpublishing.com

  • Locke & Key: Alpha Key

    The highly sought after keys made by Skelton Crew Studios, modeled after Gabriel Rodriguez's designs in Locke & Key, return to the IDW Booth at San Diego Comic-Con with the specially plated edition of the Alpha Key.

    $25, Limited to 100 pieces, 1 per person