IDW Publishing, a division of Idea and Design Works, is an American comic book company. The company was founded in 1999 and has been awarded the title Publisher of the Year Under 5 percent Market Share for the years 2004, 2005 and 2006 by Diamond Comic Distributors. IDW is regularly recognized as the fifth largest publisher of American comic books by Diamond Comic Distributors.
The company was initially known for horror comics such as 30 Days of Night, Dark Days and numerous others. Some of the most well-known writers and artists of horror comics, including Ashley Wood, Ben Templesmith and Steve Niles, have done work for IDW. The company now also specializes in licensed properties, acquiring the rights to 24, Angel, CSI, Transformers, Star Trek, Dick Tracy, Doctor Who and G.I. Joe.