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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, Greg 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, Greg 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, Greg 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, Greg 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. Greg’s career has also included a successful stint at Topps, where he helped launch Topps Comics as Director of Publishing.[1]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Greg Goldstein. IDW Publishing. Retrieved on 31 March 2018.
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