IDW Becomes a Corporate Member of CBLDF!

IDWlogoAt yesterday’s Diamond Retailer Summit, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced that IDW Publishing has joined the organization as their newest Corporate Member!

IDW has risen to become one of the industry’s leading publishers, widely celebrated for its best-selling licensed comics, creator-owned titles and revolutionary art books. IDW joins industry leaders DC Entertainment, Diamond Comic Distributors, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Legendary Comics, Random House, comiXology, iVerse, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, and Threadless as Corporate Members supporting the CBLDF’s important work of protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers.

“IDW’s commitment to the powerful creativity of this industry’s creators and to the ingenuity of the retail community that makes their creativity possible makes supporting the important work of the CBLDF vital to our company mission,” says IDW’s Publisher and CEO, Ted Adams.  “The Fund’s tireless efforts to provide education and hands on support protecting the freedom to read comics is essential to the health of our industry, and we’re thrilled to take a meaningful stake in supporting their important work.”

IDW and the CBLDF will be working together in the coming months and years to further the Fund’s important work, with discussions on multiple exciting projects to benefit the Direct Market Retailers.

“All of us at CBLDF are elated to welcome the extraordinary team at IDW to our Corporate Member ranks,” says CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein.  “Their commitment to creating the highest quality publications in the direct market is unsurpassed, and their efforts to reach popular and discriminating audiences are done with a high level of integrity and polish. Current readers and future scholars alike are enriched by their preservation of comics history through the Artist’s Edition, Library of American Comics, and Yoe Books imprints, and it’s all possible because of their long-term approach to developing their vision within the direct market.  We’re excited to be working with them in this meaningful way.”

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, and MY LITTLE PONY, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals.