Author: Scott VanderPloeg

Review | Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four The World’s Greatest Artist’s Edition

Jack Kirby was the undisputed King of Comics and IDW is proud to present the second Artist’s Edition focusing on his Fantastic Four work. And, even better, this collects his earlier, “twice up” art–Kirby-sized!! This massive collection includes issues 33, 45, 47, and 60 of the Fantastic Four, plus a stellar gallery with many classic covers and incredible pages–if you are a Kirby fan, this is the Artist’s Edition you’ve been waiting for!! This incredible AE features 22 (!!) Kirby Fantastic Four covers, a selection of pin-ups, splash pages and interior pages going all the way back to Fantastic Four #3. Plus,...

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Review | Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Black Hole By Charles Burns

Charles Burns’s graphic novel Black Hole is one of the medium’s most iconic works of the 21st century, a towering achievement by a master cartoonist, and perennial classic some 15 years after its initial release. Set in suburban Seattle during the mid-1970s, it’s the story of a strange plague that has descended upon the area’s teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact. The premise lends itself to metaphorical interpretations as well as functioning as a perfect outlet to mine teen ennui and puberty-induced anxiety. This Fantagraphics Studio Edition showcases Burns’s original art for the book, featuring exact reproductions of over 150 of his...

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