Comic books in 'IDW Artisan Edition'
1st printing. Jack Kirby has been called the King of Comics, and rightfully so. For more than 40 years he was the most vital and groundbreaking artist in the medium. There have been dozens of books on Kirby over the years, including several oversized Artist's Editions showcasing his original art. This book will present Kirby's art in a new and unprecedented way, as side-by-side examples of his work, both in PENCIL and INK! Three Key first issues are showcased: The Demon #1, Kamandi #1 and Omac #1, along with a number of additional pieces presented. This is a perfect way to see Kirby art in its rawest form, from photocopies made from the original pencils as each page was completed, then next to it, the finished inks by Mike Royer. We would almost call this a textbook of comic art except it's too much fun! Hardcover, 8-in. x 12-in., 160 pages, full color. Cover price $49.99.
1st printing. Written by Al Feldstein. Art and cover by Wally Wood. Advance solicited for May release! Introducing a new format within the Artist's Edition brand-the Artisan Edition! Softcover format, 8 x 12 inches, but still collecting complete stories that are all painstakingly scanned from the original art. If you have been holding off exploring the wonderful world of Artist's Edition, this is the perfect place to begin! Softcover, 8-in. x 12-in., 152 pages, B&W. Cover price $49.99.
Story and art by Walter Simonson.
WALTER SIMONSON'S MIGHTY THOR ARTISAN EDITION, collecting seven complete issues of Simonson's Transcendent run on The Mighty Thor, including the groundbreaking first story arc that introduced Beta Ray Bill. Each page has been scanned from the original art in Walter Simonson's personal archives, ensuring that these stories are presented as closely as possible to the actual hand-drawn artwork.
While appearing to be in black and white, these pages have been meticulously scanned in color so all the subtle nuances of the art are clearly visible, from blue pencil notations, gradients in the ink, plus more-all those wonderful things that make original art unique and beautiful.
This is the best of both worlds - an art book that is also a thrilling comic book!
Softcover, 8-in. x 12-in., 176 pages, B&W.
Cover price $49.99.
Written by Frank Miller. Art and cover by David Mazzucchelli.
David Mazzucchelli's Daredevil: Born Again was released in the much-lauded Artist's Edition format in 2012. It soon became the best-selling Artist's Edition of all-time and was universally acclaimed. In 2013 the book received the prestigious Eisner Award for "Best Archival Project-Comic Books", as well as a Harvey Award the same year. It soon sold out and has been the single most requested AE book to date for IDW to reissue.
So it is only fitting that IDW launch its new MARVEL series of ARTISAN EDITIONS with this award-winning classic! Just as the original release, David Mazzucchelli's Daredevil: Born Again Artisan Edition features the same scans-entirely from the original art-each painstakingly done by David Mazzucchelli himself to ensure the finest quality possible.
If ever a book deserved to be in this format it is Daredevil Born Again. Frank Miller, at the peak of his powers, crafted a story that remains-in an extraordinary career-one of his finest pieces of writing. And David Mazzucchelli does a stellar tour de force job as his collaborator, providing a nuanced and pitch-perfect turn as artist.
Softcover, 8-in. x 12-in., 144 pages, B&W.
Cover price $49.99.
Written by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Art and cover by Kevin Eastman.
This book reproduces all the original art to the first issue of one of the most important comic book phenomenons of the last 35 years -- The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Scanned directly from the original art, mimicking the experience of the original hand drawn page, and also collecting all the layouts (also hand drawn) by the creators of what has been called this generation's Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Rounding out the volume is an extensive gallery of other TMNT images, also scanned directly from the original art.
Hardcover, 8-in. x 12-in., 144 pages, B&W.