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**[[IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 7|#7]] ("Meet the New Boss")
**[[IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 7|#7]] ("Meet the New Boss")
**[[IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 8|#8]] ("Silent Support")
**[[IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 8|#8]] ("Silent Support")
**[[IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 9|#9]] ("The Battle for Angel Island Part 1")

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Greg Goldstein is the president and publisher of IDW Publishing. He manages the day-to-day aspects of IDW’s publishing business, plays a leading role in acquiring and launching new brands and book imprints for the company, and manages partnerships with external licensors and I/P owners. He has also published issues of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series.


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.[1]

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).[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

On November 14, 2017, Goldstein was promoted to publisher of IDW Publishing.[2]



  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • #1-#4 ("Fallout")
    • #5-#6 ("The Fate of Dr. Eggman")
    • #7 ("Meet the New Boss")
    • #8 ("Silent Support")
    • #9 ("The Battle for Angel Island Part 1")


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Greg Goldstein. IDW Publishing. Retrieved on 31 March 2018.
  2. IDW Publishing Promotes Greg Goldstein to Publisher. IDW Publishing. Retrieved on 27 August 2018.
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