At their Comic Con International Panel on Thursday, IDW announced a number of new upcoming Artist’s Editions showcasing the fabulous Original comic book art of a number of creators.
- Basil Wolverton’s Weird Worlds
- 2nd Basil Wolverton AE in Horizontal format
- Marvel Comics covers – from ~1969 thru the 1980s, including GS X-Men #1
- A 2nd volume of John Romita’s Amazing Spider-Man
Sam Kieth, Walter Simonson, and Mike Mignola were surprise guests at the panel to announce their upcoming Artist’s Editions
- Sam Kieth’s The Maxx
- Walt Simonson’s Star Slammers
- Mike Mignola’s Hellboy (recent issues from “Hellboy in Hell” + some earlier stories)
Conspicuously absent from the Artist Edition program are volumes focusing on mainstream DC comics work from the Super-Hero, War and Mystery genres. DC has to date not signed any contracts with IDW to do this work, but polite letters from fans to DC publishers requesting they produce such volumes with IDW may be helpful to make this a reality in future.
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 & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.