John Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition
Chris Claremont (w) • John Byrne (a & c) • Terry Austin, Various (inks)
John Byrne’s run on the X-Men began with issue #108 and lasted until #143. The team of Claremont, Byrne, and Austin made the X-Men (which was already a hit series under Dave Cockrum) soar to the top of the charts in comics sales. They introduced Alpha Flight, and then created the near mythical storylines “The Dark Phoenix Saga” and “Days of Future Past.” These and the rest of their stories remain burned into the memories of collective fandom to this day, and have been the basis for several X-Men films.
This Artifact Edition will include more than 100 pages of X-Men covers, splashes, and pages from Byrne’s X-Men run. All have been meticulously scanned from the original art and reproduced to the exacting Artist’s Edition standards that have won IDW Publishing five highly coveted Eisner Awards (to date)!
HC • BW • $125.00 • 144 pages • 12” x 17” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-394-0
One of the most requested Artist’s Edition-style books is finally on its way – John Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition. John Byrne, thought by many to be the quintessential X-Men artist, began his legendary run on the title with issue #108 in 1977. Already a major hit in the Marvel Universe, Byrne, along with his co-creators Chris Claremont and Terry Austin, brought the X-Men to the highest levels of popularity. To this day their run on the X-Men is one of the most fondly remembered series’ ever published by Marvel Comics.
Now IDW Publishing is proud to present John Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition, a gorgeous 12” x 17” Artist’s Edition style book featuring more than 100 pages of Byrne’s X-Men work, each and every one scanned from the rare and valuable original art. The only way you could have a better look at these originals would be if you were sitting next to Byrne as he was drawing them!
IDW’s Artist’s Editions have been praised for their beauty and meticulous attention to detail, they have won five prestigious Eisner Awards to date. John Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition will arrive in July.