IDW Plans 30 Days of Night Tie-ins


Publisher celebrates first big screen adaptation

It’s called the circle of life, baby. Comic book publisher creates knock-out mini-series. Mini-series is picked up for a movie adaptation. Publisher does a happy dance and releases all sorts of movie-related merchandise.

In this case, we’re talking about IDW Publishing, who, in 2002, published Steve Niles’ “little” comic “30 Days of Night.” That comic book went on to become 30 Days of Night THE MOVIE, directed by David Slade.

Heralding its arrival on October 19th, IDW plans to release the following goods:

– 30 Days of Night Scriptbook: The 8 .5” by 11” scriptbook will have a host of features in addition to the screenplay by Steve Niles, Stuart Beattie & Brian Nelson. It will include many stills from movie, storyboards of scenes and pictures from the set, as well as some original character art from 30 Days co-creator Ben Templesmith. The 30 Days of Night Scriptbook will be available in bookstores and comic book stores.

– Complete 30 Days of Night Trilogy: This trilogy is a re-release of three 30 Days of Night graphic novels: the original riveting vampire story; 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, the sequel to the first story; and 30 Days of Night: Return to Barrow. All three volumes were created by Niles and Templesmith, and will be presented here as a hardcover volume. The three books will be packaged together in a deluxe slipcase. The Complete 30 Days of Night Trilogy will be available in bookstores and comic book stores.

– 30 Days of Night #1 Fifth Anniversary Edition: In honor of the fifth anniversary of 30 Days of Night’s release, IDW Publishing is re-releasing the first issue of the 30 Days of Night comic book, which was part of a three-part series. Only 3,000 copies of this issue were ever printed, making it a true collectible. 30 Days of Night #1 will be available in comic book shops.

– 30 Days of Night Sourcebook: After the initial success of 30 Days of Night, fans clamored for more, prompting IDW Publishing to subsequently release direct sequels and other books that expanded the comic book universe. The sourcebook is a primer to the entire world of 30 Days of Night. Set up as an FBI case file, it includes a report summarizing each 30 Days comic that IDW Publishing has released, along with art clipped from each series. The 30 Days of Night Sourcebook will be available in comic book shops.

Source: IDW Publishing