Greg Goldstein is the former president and publisher of IDW Publishing. He managed the day-to-day aspects of IDW’s publishing business, played a leading role in acquiring and launching new brands and book imprints for the company, and managed partnerships with external licensors and I/P owners. He has also made contributions to the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing.
A veteran publishing and media executive working primarily in the popular arts, Goldstein has developed creative and profitable publishing programs for dozens of the world’s best-known entertainment brands for IDW Publishing (and others, previously) including Transformers, Star Trek, TMNT, Spider-Man, Batman, Godzilla, and Star Wars.
In 2014, he took lead in IDW’s acquisition of Top Shelf Productions, the award-winning graphic novel publisher. In 2011, Goldstein won an Eisner Award for his editing on the first-ever collection of Bob Montana’s Archie newspaper comic strips (Published under IDW’s Library of American Comics imprint).
Prior to joining IDW, Goldstein was VP of Entertainment and Gaming for Upper Deck, responsible for the company’s blockbuster slate of games, including Yu-Gi-Oh!, World of Warcraft and the Vs. System.
As VP of Brand Development for Activision from 2000-2002, Goldstein established strategic partnerships with the largest Hollywood licensors, and worked closely with Marvel comics to successfully develop Spider-man into one of the biggest blockbuster licensed videogame brands in interactive history. Goldstein’s career has also included a successful stint at Topps, where he helped launch Topps Comics as Director of Publishing.
On 14 November 2017 Goldstein was promoted to publisher of IDW Publishing. As of 10 December 2018, Goldstein stepped down as president and publisher, allowing Chris Ryall to become his successor.
- Sonic the Hedgehog:
- Team Sonic Racing One-shot ("Team Sonic Racing")
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