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Preview: Walter Simonson Star Wars Artist’s Edition

Walter Simonson Star Wars Artist’s Edition

Various (w) • Walter Simonson & Tom Palmer (a) • Walter Simonson (c)

Comics legends Walter Simonson and Tom Palmer collaborated on a wonderful run of Star Wars comics in the early 1980s, before the release of The Empire Strikes Back. Like all Artist’s Editions, each page has been meticulously scanned from the original art (from the personal archives of both artists) and presented at 100 percent of actual size.

HC • B&W • $125.00 • 144 pages • 12” x 17” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-604-0

Walter Simonson Star Wars Artist’s Edition

Preview: Penny Dreadful: The Awaking – Artist’s Edition

PENNY DREADFUL: THE AWAKING – ARTIST’S EDITION

Writer: Chris King
Artist: Jesus Hervas
Publisher: Titan Comics
B&W, 112pp, $29.99, On sale: January 15, 2019
ISBN: 9781785868771

Relive the first volume of the ongoing Penny Dreadful comic series in this stunning black & white art edition!

In the void left behind by Vanessa’s death, Ethan and Sir Malcolm must search for a new meaning in life. But the demimonde isn’t done with them yet, as decisions from the past come screaming back to haunt them… Showcasing the mesmerising original artwork of Jesus Hervas, this black & white art edition of Penny Dreadful: The Awakening captures the aesthetic and atmosphere of the television show while bringing an original story to life.

PENNY DREADFUL: THE AWAKING – ARTIST'S EDITION

Preview: Jack Kirby’s Marvel Heroes & Monsters Artist’s Edition

Jack Kirby’s Marvel Heroes & Monsters Artist’s Edition

Jack Kirby (a & c)

A collection of beautiful stories featuring some of Jack “King” Kirby’s most iconic and enduring heroes: Captain America, the X-Men, Ant-Man, and Sgt. Fury! Included in this glorious Artist’s Edition are complete stories of each, and all drawn in the old Twice-Up format (meaning this is a BIG book!). Additionally, several of Kirby’s best monster stories are also included. Rounding off in true Artist’s Edition style is an extra-long gallery section, filled with great and rare covers, pin-ups, and exceptional pages. Another Kirby winner from IDW Publishing!

HC • BW • $150.00 • 168 pages • 15” x 22” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-386-5

Preview: Frank Cho’s The Savage Wolverine Artist’s Edition

Frank Cho’s The Savage Wolverine Artist’s Edition

Frank Cho (w & a)

Frank Cho is a modern comic art master. Influenced by the great American illustrators (Like Franklin Booth and Joseph Clement Coll) and comic book artists (Frank Frazetta and Al Williamson, to name a few), Cho has incorporated these great talents and developed his own, unique style, one that has made him a fan-favorite sensation. This Artist’s Edition collects the first five issues of The Savage Wolverine in all its glory. And, like all Artist’s Editions, at full size of the original art. Fans of Cho will be mesmerized by his gorgeous art and intense action scenes—this will be an Artist’s Edition you will treasure for years to come!

HCB&W • $150.00 • 144 pages • 14”x21” •ISBN: 978-1-68405-292-9

Preview: Gene Colan’s Tomb of Dracula Artist’s Edition

Gene Colan’s Tomb of Dracula Artist’s Edition

Marv Wolfman (w) • Gene Colan (a & c)

Tomb of Dracula by Wolfman, Colan, and Palmer has long been considered one of the best Marvel Comics of the 1970s. Colan’s atmospheric artwork was the perfect companion to Wolfman’s dark and foreboding stories—together they formed a classic series.

This Artist’s Edition collects five fantastic stories, plus an incredible gallery section.

HC • BW • $125.00 • 144 pages • 12” x 17” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-217-2

NYCC 2013: Jim Steranko Marvel Artist’s Editions Are On Their Way!

Legendary comics artist Jim Steranko will be the subject of not one but two Artist’s Editions from IDW Publishing, with nearly all pages shot from the artist’s personal art collection. Steranko, one of the great innovators in comics history, produced a comparatively small body of work for the House of Ideas from the mid-1960s to the early ’70s, most notably his runs on Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain America.

The first volume, Steranko Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition, will feature the initial twelve stories by Steranko that appeared in Strange Tales #151 through #162. All of these stories were drawn in the “twice up” format, meaning the original art is rendered at twice the size of the printed comic. The final book will measure 15 x 22 inches and is currently scheduled for release in May of 2014.

The second volume, Steranko Nick Fury and Captain America Artist’s Edition, will collect the remaining Nick Fury stories from Strange Tales 163-168, as well as issues 1, 3, and 5 of the Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. comic series. As icing on the cake, Sterankos three stellar issues of Captain America will also be included. This volume will measure 12 x 17 inches, and the release date is still to be determined.

WHAT IS AN ARTIST’S EDITION?  AN ARTIST’S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART.

While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for instance, corrections and blue pencils. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.

NYCC 2013: IDW to Publish Artist’s Editions of Jack Kirby’s New Gods and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen

IDW Publishing dropped a bombshell at New York Comic Con, announcing two blockbuster Artist’s Editions produced under license from DC Entertainment. And these offerings are truly blockbusters—Jack Kirby‘s New Gods Artist’s Edition and Dave GibbonsWatchmen Artifact Edition. For the first time ever, readers will be able to see up close Kirby’s energy and dynamic storytelling, and Gibbons’ intricately designed and beautifully realized pages, as they never have before—as close as possible to how they looked on the artist’s drawing boards!

Jack Kirby’s New Gods Artist’s Edition will be released in March and feature five complete issues of Kirby’s inaugural Fourth World book. Kirby, often called the King of Comics, is arguably the most important and influential comics creator of all time. His work on New Gods, which he wrote as well as drew, clearly reinforces that notion. Filled with amazing imagery and giant concepts, this book will measure 12 x 17 inches.

Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen will debut later in the year. Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, is the story most often cited as the greatest graphic novel ever published. This Artist’s Edition will be atypical in that the stories will not be complete, and will be an Artifact Edition, the first released by IDW. It will be produced to the same exacting standards as an Artist’s Edition, and will feature a cornucopia of individual pages and covers from Watchmen, each image a testament to Gibbons’ elegant and nuanced style. This book will also measure 12 x 17 inches.

WHAT IS AN ARTIST’S EDITION? AN ARTIST’S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART.

While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for instance, corrections and blue pencils. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.

IDW expands Artist’s Edition series with Classic Marvel Comics

Official Press Release

IDW expands Artist’s Edition series with Classic Marvel Comics

Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor kicks off expansion of oversized hardcover collections

Debuts at San Diego Comic Con in July 2011

San Diego, CA (April 1, 2011) – IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce the expansion of the company’s acclaimed Artist’s Edition series with WALTER SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION. Launching in July, this oversized, hardcover collection will present Thor 337-340, Simonson’s first classic story arc, which introduced Beta Ray Bill, and Thor 360-362, Simonson’s choice for the second arc in the book. WALTER SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION will be the first in a series of Artist’s Editions featuring legendary creators and comics from Marvel.

“I can’t tell you how thrilling it is to be able to do a book like this,” said IDW Special Projects Editor, Scott Dunbier. “Each page is shot from Walter Simonson’s original art and printed same size—really just too cool. Thanks to Marvel Entertainment for being so enthusiastic about this project from the start!”

Debuting at San Diego Comic Con, WALTER SIMONSON’S THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION leads with Thor #337, a groundbreaking issue in modern comics that introduced Beta Ray Bill and kicked off Simonson’s legendary run on this fan-favorite title. All the pages in the ARTIST’S EDITION have been scanned from Simonson‘s personal original art to ensure the highest possible quality reproduction. While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for instance, white-out corrections and blue pencil notations.

WALTER SIMONSON’S THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION ($100, hardcover, black and white, 176 pages, 12” x 17”) will be available in stores in July 2011. ISBN 978-1-61377-038-2.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit www.marvel.com.