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SDCC 2018: IDW presents a deluge of Con exclusives

How many exclusives are too many? According to publisher IDW, apparently there is no limit. We’ve got the full tidal wave of exclusives.

Lots o comics

Some companies do a few exclusives, some do a lot… and then there’s IDW. The longtime comic publisher usually has a monster amount of exclusive books on hand for the big cons, and this coming SDCC will be no different.

What’s kind of unusual though, is that you can actually pre-order some of these, and then pick them up at the show. That’s a bit different, as anyone who regularly attends Comic Con will tell you. It’s a good kind of unusual though, so we’ll take it.

All online pre-orders have to be picked up at booth #2743. You can get them any time, starting July 18 the July 22 (during show hours). Just a head’s up though, you’ll need to bring the credit card you paid with online and your ID for the pickup.

Clicking here will take you to the full list of everything they ready for pre-order, including cover illustrations. There’s plenty more though, that will only be available at the Con, and that you can’t pay for ahead of time.

So with that in mind, scroll down for everything.

  • Jack Kirby’s Heroes & Monsters Artist’s Edition, Heroes Convention Variant
    Cover by Jack Kirby
    $150, Limited to 100 units
    15” x 22”
    Many of Jack “King” Kirby’s most iconic heroes (Captain America, the X-Men, Ant-Man, and Sgt. Fury!) join seven of his best monster stories in this collection, plus a gallery section filled with covers and pin-ups. Debuting at this year’s SDCC is the variant cover featuring Tales of Suspense #98 — Captain America versus Black Panther!
  • Jack Kirby’s Heroes & Monsters Artist’s Edition, Monsters Convention Variant
    Cover by Jack Kirby
    $150, Limited to 100 units
    15” x 22”
    Many of Jack “King” Kirby’s most iconic heroes (Captain America, the X-Men, Ant-Man, and Sgt. Fury!) join seven of his best monster stories in this collection, plus a gallery section filled with covers and pin-ups. Debuting at this year’s SDCC is the variant cover featuring the splash page of Strange Tales #89 with Fin Fang Foom.
  • Jim Starlin’s Marvel Cosmic Artifact Edition, Signed Convention Variant
    Cover by Jim Starlin
    $150, Limited to 100 units, each with a bound-in signature plate signed by Jim Starlin.
    12” x 17”
    This Artifact Edition focuses on Jim Starlin’s beloved Warlock, Thanos, and Captain Marvel, stories that shaped the Marvel Universe for decades. Debuting at this year’s SDCC is the variant cover featuring Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2 with Thanos fighting Spider-Man and the Thing.
  • John Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition, Signed Convention Variant
    Cover by John Byrne
    $150, Limited to 100 units, each with a bound-in signature plate signed by John Byrne.
    12” x 17”
    John Byrne’s run on the X-Men that introduced Alpha Flight and created the near-mythical storylines “The Dark Phoenix Saga” and “Days of Future Past!” Debuting at this year’s SDCC is the variant cover featuring X-Men #133, where Wolverine goes berserker-style on the Hellfire Club!
  • Joe Jusko’s Marvel Masterpieces Hardcover Convention Variant
    Cover by Joe Jusko
    $75 each, Limited to 150 units
    Joe Jusko’s complete Marvel Masterpieces painted trading card art from the 2016 Upper Deck set is collected in its entirety for the first time — more than 130 never-before-seen masterpieces, including hard-to-find premium cards. Debuting at this year’s SDCC is the variant cover featuring a new painting of the Incredible Hulk.
  • Disney DuckTales Lithograph with FREE gift
    Artwork by Jeff Smith
    $50 each, limited to 50 copies
    An Official Disney Archive print of the DuckTales #0 SDCC Variant cover by Bone creator Jeff Smith, measuring 11.7 by 16.5 inches. Hand-numbered and printed on 51 pound paper, each print is packaged in an envelope with an Official Disney Archive label. As a bonus, you will get a FREE copy of DuckTales #1 Incentive Variant!


Enjoy this look at IDW’s complete selection of SDCC 2018 convention exclusives. These red-hot, limited items are only available to purchase at the show — no pre-order reservations are available. Stop by Booth #2743 for the best pop culture exclusives that San Diego has to offer!

  • Danger Girl 20th Anniversary Book
    Cover by J. Scott Campbell
    $20, Limited to 250 copies
    This comic re-presents the introductory preview and first oversized issue, in crisp black and white pencils, as well as full color with captions. Get this variant cover by J. Scott Campbell and get it signed by Campbell during the convention!
  • Danger Girl Gallery Edition Prestige Format
    Cover by J. Scott Campbell
    $20, limited to 250 copies
    This collection features 64 pages crammed full of Campbell’s Danger Girl covers and pin-ups, with a bonus section of guest star artists like Adam Hughes, Travis Charest, Arthur Adams, Joe Quesadaand more. Pick up this variant cover from series creator J. Scott Campbell featuring artwork from the Ultimate Collection softcover, and get this signed by Campbell during the convention!
  • DuckTales #10
    Cover by Marco Ghiglione
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    When Donald, Scrooge, and the boys search for a treasure of the two-headed horse, they get a few more heads than they were bargaining for! Pick up this B&W sketch variant by series artist Marco Ghiglione at the convention!
  • GI Joe Real American Hero #252
    Cover by Adam Hughes
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    Larry Hama and David Messina join forces to present Cobra’s ruthless and deadly femme fatale: Baroness! Pick up this convention variant, limited to only 500 copies, by fan-favorite artist Adam Hughes!
  • Judge Dredd Under Siege #1Blank Sketch Cover
    $10, limited to 250 copies
    Writer Mark Russell (The Flintstones, Apocrypha Now) brings cutting edge humor and tense, gritty action to a new Judge Dredd series. When all contact with the Patrick Sqayze Block is lost, Dredd and Judge Beeny investigate only to find it’s become a beachhead for an all-out mutant assault on Mega-City One.
  • My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries #1
    Cover by Jay Fosgitt
    $5, limited to 500 copies
    The Cutie Mark Crusaders head to their favorite comic con to find clues and solve mysteries on this special new variant cover by Jay Fosgitt! Inside you’ll find the first issue of this crime-solving mini-series where the Crusaders help solve crimes in Ponyville!
  • Sonic #7
    Cover by Adam Bryce Thomas
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    Secrets revealed! This issue features an INSANE reveal of one of the major villains in this storyline, and it’s not who you think! Get a unique foil-stamped cover by artist Adam Bryce Thomas during the convention!
  • Star Trek Discovery Annual
    Blank Sketch Cover
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    The hit CBS All Access show, Star Trek Discovery, comes to comics, and the Annual is packed with backstory on Science Officer Lt. Stamets and his interactions with the Discovery crew! Pick up this blank cover and get it signed and sketched by your favorite Star Trek creators!
  • Star Wars Adventures #10
    Cover by Derek Charm
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    Han and Chewie are on the run from bounty hunters and take refuge on a planet that mysteriously shuts down all electronics. Also featuring a Lando Calrissian story by Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet! Get this spot color variant cover by artist Derek Charm and get it autographed at the con!
  • Sword of Ages #1 Deluxe Edition
    Cover by Gabriel Rodriguez
    $10, limited to 250 copies
    Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodriguez brings us his first creator-owned comic, a tale of fantasy and adventure and lush environments, as conceived by Gabe. Pick up this convention exclusive variant featuring a NEW cover by Rodriguez, limited to only 250 copies!
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #0
    Animation Art Cover
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    The Turtles are returning to the small screen in this newest iteration of the Nickelodeon cartoon series, and this #0 issue puts you into the action. Pick up this cool convention variant featuring animation art from the show that premieres this Fall!
  • TMNT #1 reprint
    Cover by Jim Mahfood
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    Artist extraordinare Jim Mahfood shares his take on the TMNT franchise with this wicked variant cover to the IDW-based TMNT #1 story from 2011. Get this variant at the IDW booth!
  • TMNT Urban Legends #1
    Cover by Kevin Eastman
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    This series reprints the Image TMNT series from the 1990’s in all its’ glory! The Turtles are in fine form, as drawn in B&W glory by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman!
  • Transformers: Unicron #1
    Cover by Alex Milne
    $10, limited to 500 copies
    The end is nigh as Transformers Unicron #1 descends onto the San Diego Comic Con! Get this convention artist of Unicron’s true form as drawn by series artist Alex Milne!
  • Wynonna Earp Greatest Hits #1
    Cast Photo Cover
    $10, limited to 200 copies
    The stars of the hit SyFy TV show will be on hand at the convention to sign a special photo variant cover only available at the show!
  • Gabriel Rodriguez Bundle
    Pack of 4 variants + 2 bonuses
    $40, limited to 25 sets
    Pick up Gabriel Rodriguez variants to Clue #1, Locke & Key #1 reprint, Locke & Key Small World, and TMNT #50, plus two free BONUS gifts, all for only $40!
  • Kevin Eastman Bundle
    Pack of 4 variants + bonus
    $40, limited to 50 sets
    Here’s your chance to get 4 Kevin Eastman variants from the IDW vault, including the Mirage #1 reissue, Batman/TMNT Adventures #5 Con Variant, TMNT #60 Con variant, and TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo SD Comic Art Gallery variant, PLUS AS A FREE GIFT, the TMNT: Dimension X #1 100 copy incentive cover!
  • Sonic Bundle
    $25 each, 300 sets at show
    If you missed out on Sonic or want a pristine set, here’s your chance to get virgin art cover versions of Sonic #1-4 by artist Tyson Hesse, plus a RARE Sonic #1 Blank cover that’s ONLY available in these sets. Once they’re gone, they’re GONE!
  • Star Trek TNG Through the Mirror Bundle
    Set of 5 B&W variants
    $25, limited to 250 sets
    You can collect all 5 issues of the Star Trek Through the Mirror 5-week event, by the Tiptons and artist J.K. Woodward by getting this bundle containing unique B&W versions of the Woodward regular covers. This bundle is limited to only 250 sets at $25 per bundle.
  • Star Wars Forces of Destiny Bundle
    Set of 5 virgin variants
    $25, limited to 150 sets
    Get this bundle of 5 Star Wars Force of Destiny weekly books that show how choices big and small ultimately shape the destiny of beloved female characters like Princess Leia, Rey, Padme, Ahsoka, Hera, and Rose and Paige Tico from the Last Jedi! Get this bundle of 5 virgin cover comics SIGNED by artist Elsa Charretier at the convention!
  • Wynonna Earp Deluxe Pack
    Cast Photo Cover
    $20, limited to 100 packs
    For the ultimate collectors, pick up this deluxe pack containing this year’s convention variant and past photo variants from the series! You may even get a Wynonna Earp Legends variant already signed by Doc Holliday himself, Tim Rozon!
  • Bloom County: Best Read on the Throne
    Cover by Berkeley Breathed
    $40, Limited to 100 units
    Get a special hardcover version of the latest collection of Berkeley Breathed’s recently revived Bloom County comic strip! This book, containing a bound in plate SIGNED by Breathed, collects year three of the Bloom County relaunch begun in 2015!
  • TMNT Bodycount
    Cover by Kevin Eastman and Simon Bisley
    $40, limited to 400 units
    Inspired by the magazine Heavy Metal and the films of John Woo, creators Kevin Eastman and Simon Bisley present a much darker take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, spinning a pulse-pounding yarn of over-the-top action and more than a bit of the old ultraviolence. This variant has a cover with pencils by Kevin Eastman and inks by Simon Bisley.
  • Wynonna Earp Season Two Yearbook
    Photo cover
    $10, limited to 250 units
    This Wynonna Earp Season 2 yearbook, with a special convention photo variant cover, is filled with on-set photos, including action shots from the show and all-new behind-the-scenes goodies. This is a book all Earpers need in their motorcycle saddle bag!
  • Ghostbusters Trading Card Set
    Artwork by Dan Schoening
    $10 each, limited to 250 sets
    IDW is proud to present this unique trading card set, in partnership with Ghost Corps, by writer Erik Burnham and artist Dan Schoening, of twenty five different Ghostbusters members across all known universes! This is the 1st half of a larger set of Ghostbusters members, who can be seen monthly in the HUGE Maxi-Series Ghostbusters: Crossing Over from IDW!
  • Secret Project Lithograph
    Artwork by TBA
    $20 each, limited to 250 copies
    IDW will be unveiling a new mini-series during one of their Thursday morning panels, and we will release this lithograph commemorating the new series on Thursday, July 19th, at 12pm, at the IDW booth. Be the FIRST to own artwork from this exciting new project, and you will be able to get it signed by the artist at the convention!

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