RIP IDW? Comic Book Publisher LOSES Star Trek and More Licenses?!

IDW Publishing is about DONE. The company is reportedly losing Star Trek and possibly some other licenses. Their editor-in-chief jumped ship, and they’re scrambling to raise about $2 million to stay afloat. This publisher is as tenacious as a cockroach, I’ll give them that…

➡️ Tip Jar and Fan Support:
➡️ Official Merch Store:
➡️ Official Website:
➡️ Audio Edition:

IDW is facing financial struggles and losing licenses, with their only successful comic being Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

00:00 IDW is losing licenses and facing financial problems, with the company being a shell of its former self.

01:13 IDW lost the licenses for Transformers and GI Joe due to failing to appeal to the target demographic and doubling down on identity politics, while Skybound’s take on the franchises became bestsellers.

02:42 IDW potentially losing licenses, including Star Trek, and struggling financially despite success of Turtles comic and shutting down profitable tabletop games division.

04:03 IDW is facing financial struggles and executive shuffling after losing licenses and chasing Hollywood deals.

05:29 IDW comic publisher faces revenue losses and reduced licensing revenues, but is raising money to stay afloat, with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles helping to support them.

07:46 IDW is losing licenses, struggling financially, and laying off staff, with their only successful comic being Ninja Turtles.

09:39 IDW is losing the Star Trek license due to low sales and dissatisfaction from Paramount executives, and another publisher could potentially do a better job with the series.

11:35 IDW is in trouble and struggling to stay afloat, losing licenses and relying on large investments to survive, while independent creators can make the same amount from one crowdfunder.

About Us:
Clownfish TV is an independent, opinionated news and commentary channel that covers Entertainment and Tech from a consumer’s point of view. We talk about Gaming, Comics, Anime, TV, Movies, Animation and more. Hosted by Kneon and Geeky Sparkles.

This series is produced by Clownfish Studios and WebReef Media, and is part of Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of our guests, affiliates, sponsors, or advertisers. is an unofficial news source and has no connection to any company that we may cover. This channel and website and the content made available through this site are for educational, entertainment and informational purposes only. These so-called “fair uses” are permitted even if the use of the work would otherwise be infringing.

#Comics #StarTrek #News #Commentary #Reaction #Podcast #Comedy #Entertainment #Hollywood #PopCulture #Tech strives to be an apolitical, balanced and based pop culture news outlet. However, our contributors are entitled to their individual opinions. Author opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of our video hosts, other site contributors, site editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. This website contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. We disclaim products or services we have received for review purposes, as well as sponsored posts.

Discover a hidden easter egg

Clownfish TV Newsroom
Clownfish TV Newsroom
The Clownfish TV Newsroom is a good little fishy who gathers up news and leads from all over the internet. This little fish runs day-to-day operations on The true identity of this fish can and does change. In fact, it may be one fishy, or a school of fish, at any given time.

A word from our sponsor


read more


other articles

Close Subscribe Card