We’re expecting the first one to be available in August.
“We are delighted to partner with IDW.
“Together, we will bring great D&D stories to our fans, told through IDW’s high quality comics.”
Wizards of the Coast are clearly keen on keeping the comics very much in line with the carefully set D&D feel. Wayne Reynolds, the fantasy painter, has been hired to supply the covers for the new series. We’re yet to hear about the rest of the team. It’s likely to have a WotC influence.
IDW have certainly being doing well for themselves of late. They’ve got the Angel franchise, EA’s Dragon Age comic book franchise, the Transformers gig, and even the Doctor Who comic book deal.