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Preview: The Marvel Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt

The Marvel Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt

(W) Greg Hildebrandt, Tim Hildebrandt (A/CA) Greg Hildebrandt, Tim Hildebrandt
In Shops: Feb 24, 2021
SRP: $59.99

Fans of classic fantasy illustration, and Marvel’s most iconic characters, are in for a one-of-a-kind treat with this book!

Greg and Tim Hildebrandt, collectively known as the Brothers Hildebrandt, have been at the forefront of fantasy illustrations for six decades. In the 1970s, their wildly popular and universally acclaimed J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings calendars helped to reintroduce new generations to this seminal fantasy work.

In 1994, Greg and Tim began an amazing relationship with Marvel Comics, producing the incredible Marvel Masterpieces trading card set, featuring all of the House of Ideas’ most incredible characters: Spider-Man, Captain America, Black Panther, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and so many others! That entire set is reproduced here, as well as showcasing model photos and preliminary drawings of the paintings.

Also included is the X-Men 2099 painted graphic novel by the Brothers (written by John Francis Moore), as well as a treasure trove of their entire output for Marvel, all illustrations from 1994 to today-more trading cards, posters, and others, and with insightful commentary, amusing anecdotes, and candid reminisces by the one and only Greg Hildebrandt.

The Marvel Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt

A Few Days Remain for The Vampire Verses: Blood Rites Sketchbook and Art Book Kickstarter

There are a few days remaining for the Asylum Press Kickstarter for a forthcoming book The Vampire Verses: Blood Rites Sketchbook / Artbook.

The Vampire Verses is a vampire/horror comic that Frank Forte created in 1994 and was published in 1995 by CFD productions (Formerly Cry For Dawn) and then Asylum Press in 1999. The series was inspired by many anime series at the time including Wicked City, Demon City Shinjuku and Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend. The Vampire Verses was also inspired by comic creators Berni Wrightson, Tim Vigil, Kelley Jones, Mike Mignola and others. Frank attempted to draw from these influences and create something unique. What erupted from his hand and mind was The Vampire Verses.

The debut issue introduces Angelika, an exotic dancer in the NYC club scene who is unwittingly turned into a creature of the night. As she tries to make sense of what she has become she learns of a bloody Vampire War that is being fought in the streets and subway tunnels of New York City. Slowly the truth unfolds as Angelika begins to realize she is a key part of an ancient scrolled prophecy known as The Vampire Verses.

The Vampire Verses: Blood Rites Sketchbook / Artbook is a 32 page saddle stitched comic that includes art and sketches from The Vampire Verses series by Frank Forte. The art ranges from 1995 to present day with character studies, cover studies, renders, creature design, environment design, pin-ups and more. The book hopes to reintroduce fans to the series and be a prelude to the continuation of The Vampire Verses #5-#12.

Digital copies are just $10 with other pledges including signed copies and levels for retailers. The project ends on February 18 at 1:02 pm ET.

Dark Horse Books & Squanch Games To Release The Art of Trover Saves The Universe This Summer

Dark Horse Books and Squanch Games invite you to experience Trover in a whole new dimension with The Art of Trover Saves the Universe, the most bizarre and hilarious art book ever created! Or don’t. Whatever. Who are we to tell you what to do?

In Trover Saves the Universe, which is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Oculus Quest, and PC, the cosmos is at stake, and it’s up to you and Trover to save everything. Travel the universe with Trover, controlling his every move, and work together to save your dogs from a beaked monster, fight aliens across creative levels, and make questionable choices along the way.

Allowing any and all fans of Trover and Justin Roiland to feast your eyeholes on 192-pages of crazy concept art and intimate developer commentary, this oversized, full-color art book is the perfect companion to the game. 

The Art of Trover Saves the Universe will be available everywhere books are sold for $39.99 USD (MSRP) on July 28, 2021.

The Art of Trover Saves the Universe

IDW Celebrates Superheroes with The Marvel Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt

The Marvel Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt

Fans of classic fantasy illustration and Marvel’s most iconic characters are in for a one-of-a-kind treat with The Marvel Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt, a deluxe, oversized art book featuring hundreds of paintings and sketches by legendary illustrators Greg and Tim Hildebrandt. Published by IDW Publishing, this 284-page, full-color hardcover will be available for purchase beginning February 23, 2021.

In 1994, Greg and Tim Hildebrandt began an amazing relationship with Marvel Comics, producing the incredible Marvel Masterpieces trading card set, featuring all of The House of Ideas’ most incredible characters: Spider-Man, Captain America, Black Panther, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and so many others! The entire set is reproduced in The Marvel Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt, alongside showcasing model photos and preliminary drawings of the paintings.

This beautiful art book also includes the X-Men 2099 painted graphic novel, written by John Francis Moore and illustrated by the Brothers Hildebrandt, as well as a treasure trove of illustrations that came after their massive Marvel Masterpieces undertaking. Artwork from the ‘90s through today, published as trading cards, posters, and more, are featured with insightful commentary, amusing anecdotes, and candid reminisces by the one and only Greg Hildebrandt.

Preview: Pearl Jam: Art of Do the Evolution

Pearl Jam: Art of Do the Evolution

(W) Joe Pearson, Terry Fitzgerald, Brad Coombs, Jim Mitchell, Lisa Pearson (A) Joe Pearson, Terry Fitzgerald, Brad Coombs, Jim Mitchell, Lisa Pearson
In Shops: Oct 21, 2020
SRP: $39.99

See the art that helped create the Grammy Award Nominated music video Do the Evolution by legendary band Pearl Jam, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 inductee. Directed by visionary comics legend Todd McFarlane and veteran animator Kevin Altieri, this achievement in animation told a graphic and dark history of the world in four gripping minutes and is widely considered one of the best music videos of all time. Now, the full story of the making of this historic video will be told in this art book. Lushly illustrated by the video’s striking animation cells with never before seen storyboards and designs from the video, the video’s co-producer, Joe Pearson, will guide readers through the fascinating process of bringing the band’s vision to life in this one-of-a-kind book.

Pearl Jam: Art of Do the Evolution

Simon Stålenhag Delivers a Unique Vision of a Dystopic Future with The Labyrinth

Simon Stålenhag is running a Kickstarter for The Labyrinth, a brand-new narrative art book. Past works of Stålenhag’s has been adapted into roleplaying games and for television.

The Labyrinth introduces us to a world covered by ruins and ash, the few survivors that remain take shelter deep underground. But the time has come to venture out into the wastelands of the surface world. Are you prepared to confront dark secrets from the time before civilization’s fall?

The Labyrinth will be a thick, oversized artbook of over 150 pages. There are two versions, a standard, and a limited edition. The limited edition features an exclusive and beautifully embossed cloth cover, is unique to this Kickstarter, and will never be printed again.

The standard edition starts at about $40 US plus shipping with the limited edition at $80 plus shipping.

The project runs until October 30 and has already passed its goal.

The Labyrinth

Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia Celebrates 30 Years of Sonic the Hedgehog

Celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary with a new full-color hardcover historical retrospective that explores nearly every one of the blue blur’s video game appearances in Dark Horse Books’ upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia, arriving on June 1, 2021.

Dive deep into the extensive lore and exhaustive detail of each game in Sonic’s ever-expanding universe—from the beloved SEGA Genesis to the most bleeding-edge video game consoles. This tome leaves no stone unturned, showcasing in-depth looks at the characters, settings, and stories from each exciting installment.

Dark Horse Books and SEGA present the Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia—a must-have volume for any fan of the world’s speediest hedgehog.

Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia

Warning Michael Cohen, this Kickstarter is Full of Spoilers

What’d comic writer Matt Miner do!? For the year that Michael Cohen was in prison, Miner sent postcards where he discussed random things… and then spoiled television shows and movies. Now, those postcards are being collected in Spoilers for Michael with new art by Sean Von Gorman imagining how Cohen reacted to the spoilers. The book is brought together with design by Matt Krotzer.

This Kickstarter is a literal spoiler alert!

Miner has done prisoner support for individuals arrested for political activism and what he learned is US prison life is filled with loneliness and boredom making letters a cherished thing. Cohen’s also an asshole, so, why not take advantage?

Despite his attempt at rehabilitation, Cohen is partially responsible for the state of things helping to lie, cheat, steal, and commit crimes. He’s not a friend not matter his willingness to throw Trump under the bus.

The Kickstarter is currently running and ends on October 15. A digital copy begins at $15 with print copies starting at $35.

Warning… spoilers….

Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein Deluxe Edition Artbook Delivers A Curated Look at the First Part of the Critical Role’s Mighty Nein Campaign

Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein Deluxe Edition Artbook

Dark Horse Books is delighted to announce that the Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein Deluxe Edition Artbook is now available for pre-order through all major book and comics retailers.

Straight from the second campaign of the wildly popular Critical Role webseries, the deluxe edition of The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein showcases 264 pages of art created by the Critical Role fan community, with accompanying text written by Liam O’Brien, Taliesin Jaffe, Dani Carr, and the cast of Critical Role. This artbook is the perfect way to revisit the beginnings of the Mighty Nein through the in-world perspective of Expositor Beauregard Lionett and the archivists of the Cobalt Soul.

The Deluxe Edition includes exclusive features such as a faux-leather, foil-stamped cover and decorative clamshell box featuring art by Lauryn Ipsum and designed by Cindy Cacarez-Sprague, an annotated map of the Dwendalian Empire by Deven Rue, a triptych-style lithograph featuring exclusive art by Sam Hogg, character sketches of each of the Mighty Nein by Nick Robles, a flyer for the Fletching & Moondrop Traveling Carnival of Curiosities by Will Kirkby, an invitation to the Lavish Chateau Helen Mask, blueprints for the Tinkertop Bolt Blaster 1000 by Fernando Furukawa, a pamphlet on the Traveler by Ceri Giddens, and embossed flower sketches on vellum by Lauryn Ipsum.

Critical Role: The Chronicles of Exandria—The Mighty Nein Deluxe Edition Artbook is available everywhere books are sold starting November 10, 2020. This oversized deluxe hardcover will retail for $124.99.

The Art of the Mass Effect Trilogy Gets an Expanded Edition

Expanded with many never before seen artwork, The Art of the Mass Effect Trilogy: Expanded Edition delves deeper than ever into the sci-fi saga that changed video games forever.

Contains extensive new material from the DLCs for all three games—including the award-winning “Lair of the Shadow Broker” from Mass Effect 2 and the fan-favorite “Citadel” from Mass Effect 3.

Experience the evolution of the aliens, planets, ships, and technology that define this iconic science fiction universe, as the developers who brought the BioWare™ masterpiece to life take you from the earliest design sketches through to the meticulous final renders.

Brimming with concept art and commentary, this expanded edition is the ultimate companion to one of the greatest series in the history of gaming!

The Art of the Mass Effect Trilogy: Expanded Edition will be available everywhere books are sold on February 24, 2021 and will retail for $39.99.

The Art of the Mass Effect Trilogy: Expanded Edition
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