SDCC 2013: IDW Announces ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ Graphic Novel And More


On Friday afternoon at San Diego Comic-Con, IDW Publishing unveiled a slew of announcements about their upcoming projects, from a comics adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s classic gonzo novel “Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas” to finalizing a deal to adapt Alan Robert’s ’Crawl To Me’ miniseries as a feature film – brief summaries of these announcements follow.

-’Crawl To Me’, a psychological horror story that IDW published in 2011, will be adapted for the screen by creator Alan Robert, and his producing partners Jeff Mazzola and Chris White.  Victor Garcia (director of the upcoming Gallows Hill) will direct, and Spanish team Rodar y Rodar (best known for 2007’s acclaimed and terrifying The Orphanage) will produce.

-Joe Hill, creator of Locke And Key and New York Times bestselling novelist, will return to IDW to write a new limited series entitled ’Wraith: Welcome To Christmasland”.  The series will feature art from Charles Paul Wilson III, and serves as a prequel to Hill’s acclaimed NOS4A2 novel.

-Taran Killam, star of Saturday Night Live, will make his comic book-writing debut this winter, when he teams with renowned creators Mark Andreyko (co-writer), Liam Sharpe (interior artist), and Jerry Ordway (cover artist) to launch ’The Illegitimates’.  The series, which will shed light on some less-well-known aspects of being an international superspy ladies’ man, promises to be a bold and unorthodox tale of espionage, adventure, and rampant promiscuity.

-Legendary comic creator Walt Simonson will be launching a new creator-owned series through IDW next year.  Entitled ’Ragnarok’, this series will give Simonson a chance to explore the mythos and milieu of Norse mythology in a new and exciting way.  (Simonson’s run on Marvel’s ’Thor’ is one of the defining superhero sagas of the last thirty years, and played a large role in cementing his status as a fan-favorite.)  In addition to ’Ragnarok’, IDW will also be publishing new deluxe edition of Simonson’s seminal sci-fi series ’Star Slammers’.

-And lastly, IDW has secured the rights to adapt Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas” into comics form.  No creative team has been announced yet, but as soon as it is, you’ll be sure to hear about it right here at MTV Geek!

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