Superstar Creator Panels Virtual New York Comic Con


Even though conventions are being held virtually this year, it doesn’t mean that fans have to miss out on engaging panels or the hunt for hot new collectibles! This week, IDW welcomes you to enjoy New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con Metaverse from the comfort of your own home with a pair of wildly insightful creator panels, convention exclusive comic variants, and more surprises!

“Thanks to the generous participation of our talented creative partners, IDW can still be a part of your New York Comic Con experience this year,” says Nachie Marsham, IDW Publisher. “We’re thrilled to highlight our fan-favorite Locke & Key and Sonic The Hedgehog comics in virtual panels, and hope that fans worldwide will tune in and enjoy!”

IDW’s dedicated NYCC web store ( launches today, the home for all of IDW and Top Shelf Production’s convention exclusives, signed bookplate editions, special bundles, and bargains aplenty! Here’s our plan for rollout:

  • Beginning Today, October 5th: As a special “thank you” to our devoted fans, the web store debuts with hard-to-find con exclusives and autographed merchandise from conventions past, many available at special discounts! We’ve opened our vaults, so come see what incredible rarities you’ve missed from previous shows!


  • Beginning Thursday, October 8th: IDW’s new convention exclusives for Fall 2020’s hottest comic books become available to order! Batman/The MaxxCanto IILocke & KeySnake EyesSonic The HedgehogStar Wars Adventures, and Transformers / Back to the Future… featuring cover artwork by today’s fan-favorite comic artists: Gabriel RodríguezEvan StanleySam Kieth, and more!


  • Beginning Friday, October 9th: IDW’s first surprise exclusive release of the show is unlocked… featuring cover artwork by one of 2020’s most sought-after comic artists! Stay tuned to IDW social media for the coming revelation!


  • Beginning Saturday, October 10th: Our second surprise exclusive release will unlock! We’re not going to spoil the secret right now, but longtime comic fans will NOT be disappointed! IDW’s social media will reveal soon — keep an eye out!

Throughout the event, IDW will also run a special contest for fans to win one of each of IDW’s NYCC 2020 convention exclusive comic book variants — to enter, simply enter your email address at our NYCC web store.

Full details for all of IDW’s panels and exclusive products for New York Comic-Con are available below!