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IDW Publishing Gets Spooky
with New Comic Book
Based on THE ADDAMS FAMILY

The Special One-Shot Featuring Wednesday Addams Coincides with
The Worldwide Release of the Upcoming Animated Film

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 18, 2019) – IDW Publishing is proud to announce its first foray into the iconic kooky world of The Addams Family! The whimsical one-shot – entitled The Addams Family: The Bodies Issue – features a story by writer Zoë Quinn (Goddess Mode) and artist Philip Murphy (Star Trek vs. Transformers) and is timed to the October 11th release of the highly anticipated CGI animated film.

In The Bodies Issue comic, available in October, Wednesday Addams discovers a mysterious tome – one that promises true empowerment to the young woman who wields it. Wednesday decides to complete the dark rituals hidden within this Eleventeen magazine… and achieve ultimate power!

“As a goth who fell in love with The Addams Family at a young age, it’s a dream come true to write for the iconic, loving family of oddballs,” says Quinn. “As a comics creator, I’ve really enjoyed being able to play with visual gags and write the most fun dialogue I’ve ever created, too.”

The Addams Family is definitely one of those iconic pop culture families that so many people grew up with and love. From Charles Addams’ original New Yorker cartoons to the TV series, movies, and animated series, everybody has their favorites,” says Murphy. “It’s definitely a dream project and I am sure that fans old and new will have a howling good time reading it!”

“As a little girl, I identified with the mischievous and misanthropic Wednesday Addams – and I know I'm not the only one! As the Addams are introduced to a new generation with a brand-new animated film, I'm so excited to bring Wednesday to the forefront of Addams Family storytelling with this new one-shot. Zoë and Philip will have you in stitches – maybe literally!” says editor Elizabeth Brei.

The Addams Family: The Bodies Issue one-shot will be available with two variant covers, by series artist Philip Murphy and Kate Sherron, respectively.

To secure copies of The Bodies Issue and future The Addams Family comic books and graphic novels, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

About The Addams Family
Get ready to snap your fingers! The Addams Family is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor. Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted) and Greg Tiernan (Thomas & Friends, Day of the Diesels) direct a voice cast led by Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Annihilation) as Gomez Addams, Academy Award winner Charlize Theron (Atomic Blonde, Mad Max: Fury Road) as Morticia Addams, Chloë Grace Moretz (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, If I Stay) as Wednesday Addams, Finn Wolfhard (It, Netflix’s Stranger Things) as Pugsley Addams, Nick Kroll (Big Mouth, Sing) as Uncle Fester, Bette Midler (Hocus Pocus, Beaches) as Grandma and Academy Award winner Allison Janney (I, Tonya) as the family’s arch nemesis Margaux Needler. The Addams Family will be distributed theatrically in the U.S. by MGM through its United Artists Releasing banner on October 11, 2019.

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About IDW
IDW Publishing stands proudly at the forefront of printed visual entertainment, cultivating a formidable library of world-renowned licensed brands and creator-owned original IP. Its diverse array of comic books, graphic novels, and art books deliver reading enjoyment to fans of all ages. Its award-winning imprints The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions preserve the valuable cultural history of the sequential art medium, while titles under the critically acclaimed Top Shelf and Black Crown banners celebrate fiercely independent voices. IDW Publishing is a division of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: IDWM), a fully integrated media company with robust offerings in publishing, tabletop gaming, multimedia entertainment, and art exhibition via the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

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