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Continuing IDW’s yearlong celebration of the centennial of Jack “King” Kirby’s birth! Jack Kirby’s classic Fourth World Epic told the story of a group of New Gods sent to Earth to oppose Darkseid. Featuring Beautiful dreamer, Big Bear, Moonrider, and others, this was Kirby’s take on super-powered flower children! Included in this volume are issues 1, 4, 5, 6, and…

Reed Crandall was one of the greatest comic artists of the Golden Age. His work graced the covers and pages of National Comics (drawing the iconic Uncle Sam, as well as Blackhawk, Doll Man and many others). Legendary for his remarkable talents as a draftsman, he was the quintessential “Artist’s Artist.” This Artist’s Edition focuses on Crandall’s remarkable EC Comics…

The unmistakable art of Kelley Jones sets the mood for two gothic thrillers in the new DEADMAN: KELLEY JONES GALLERY EDITION. Collecting Jones’ artwork from DEADMAN: LOVE AFTER DEATH #1-2 and DEADMAN: EXORCISM #1-2, this Smythe-sewn hardcover edition is sourced from the original boards and showcases the boldly dramatic line art that established Jones’ creative style prior to his work…

Last updated on April 11th, 2017 at 02:29 pmMichael Kaluta is one of the most revered and versatile artist’s in comics and illustration. He is frequently recognized as the definitive artist of The Shadow, has been praised for his Lord of the Rings paintings, and illustrated the Metropolis novel. He was also part of the legendary artist’s collective (along with…

IDW proudly presents JOHN ROMITA’S THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: ARTIST’S EDITION, collecting six complete stories by the great John Romita, arguably the definitive Spider-Man artist. Each page is scanned from the original art, same size as drawn, and in full color (in insure the best possible reproduction). This Artist’s Edition measures 12 x 17 inches and each book is shipped in…

IDW Publishing and the estate of Dave Stevens are pleased to announce a very special book honoring the work of this esteemed creator. Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer: Artist’s Edition will be a mammoth 12” x 17” hardcover book printed in glorious black and white. Nearly every page in The Rocketeer has been scanned in color from Stevens’ original art to…

February 27, 2017 / / AE Reviews 3 Comments

Last updated on March 6th, 2017 at 01:22 pmOf every comics story Alex Toth ever drew, the only one that he kept the complete original art to was Bravo for Adventure. This Artist’s Edition is a virtual “how-to” course in drawing comics the Toth way. We see how he would draw all the detail in a scene, only to black it…

February 20, 2017 / / AE Reviews 0 Comments

The third IDW Artist’s Edition (Following Dave Steven’s Rocketeer and Walter Simonson’s Thor) focuses on one of the all time greatest comic book artists, and at the absolute peak of his creative powers: Wally Wood. EC Comics was quite likely the finest comics line ever produced, and Wally Wood was one of their mainstays who set an incredibly high artistic…

February 13, 2017 / / AE Reviews 7 Comments

Alan Moore was the braintrust behind America’s Best Comics, one of the most acclaimed imprints in the history of comics. Comprised of four main titles: Tom Strong, Top10, Promethea, and the anthology Tomorrow Stories, the ABC line paired Moore with the finest artists in comics. This volume will present a beautiful overview of the ABC line, including complete stories from…

January 30, 2017 / / AE Reviews 7 Comments

Last updated on February 9th, 2017 at 08:09 amJack Kirby’s Fantastic Four. World-shattering events, cosmic calamities, and Kirby Krackle—does it get any better? Jack Kirby is the most important creator in the history of comics, and the Fantastic Four is one of his greatest achievements. First published in 1961, the adventures of Mr. Fantastic, the Human Torch, the Invisible Girl…

January 23, 2017 / / AE Reviews 0 Comments

IDW proudly presents SERGIO ARAGONÉS’ GROO THE WANDERER: ARTIST’S EDITION, collecting a classic four-part story in its entirety by the Mad, Manic, and Marvellous SERGIO ARAGONÉS! Sergio began his career at Mad Magazine in the early 1960s and has been drawing comics ever since. In 1982 Sergio, with his frequent collaborator Mark Evanier, launched Groo the Wanderer. Groo has since…

January 16, 2017 / / AE Reviews 1 Comment

Last updated on February 9th, 2017 at 08:12 amIDW Publishing launched the very first Artist’s Edition in 2010. It was a bold concept that to date has garnered five consecutive Eisner Awards in the category of Best Archival Project. With the release of Chris Samnee’s Daredevil Artist’s Edition we continue to stay ahead of the pack by featuring not one,…

December 19, 2016 / / AE Reviews 6 Comments

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,…

December 12, 2016 / / AE Reviews 0 Comments

Last updated on February 9th, 2017 at 08:13 amCollecting more than 8 consecutive issues of John Romita’s Spider-Man stories, and nearly all pencilled AND inked by Jazzy John Romita-and weighing in at a back-breaking 216 pages! Fantastic stories featuring Peter Parker battling Villains like Kraven the Hunter, Doctor Octopus, and Hammerhead, and, with nearly every page is scanned from Romita’s…

December 5, 2016 / / AE Reviews 0 Comments

Last updated on February 9th, 2017 at 08:16 amThe third and final volume in Dynamite Entertainment’s Red Sonja Art Edition line dedicated to fantasy illustration’s shining star, Frank Thorne! The defining She-Devil artist shares his original storyboards from the issue #7 through #11 of the acclaimed 1970s Red Sonja comic book series. Scanned in high-resolution color and printed at original…

November 28, 2016 / / AE Reviews 0 Comments

Last updated on January 30th, 2017 at 10:33 amJack Davis is one of the founding fathers of EC Comics; he is a master of horror, humor and nearly every other genre EC published. Aside from his work at EC, Davis is one of the most prolific and popular commercial artists of all time. His instantly recognizable style has graced covers…

November 21, 2016 / / AE Reviews 0 Comments

Last updated on February 9th, 2017 at 08:19 amStan Sakai’s masterwork has had many incarnations, but none so stunning and absolute as this, the Usagi Yojimbo Gallery Edition. This second volume includes eight complete, breathtaking stories, scanned from the original art boards and reproduced at actual size and in full color—making it the ultimate collector’s edition! Collects original art reproductions…

October 31, 2016 / / AE Reviews 1 Comment

Last updated on February 9th, 2017 at 08:14 amBefore MAD Magazine was read in nearly every household, there was MAD Comics. Written and edited by the brilliant Harvey Kurtzman, and drawn by the best and most creative cartoonists of the time, including Wally Wood, Bill Elder, Jack Davis, and Basil Wolverton, MAD was the most innovative satirical publication ever unleashed…

October 24, 2016 / / AE Reviews 0 Comments

Last updated on February 9th, 2017 at 08:22 amAmanda Conner’s amazing artwork showcasing some of DC’s most iconic female characters is collected together for the first time in the large, deluxe-format GIRL POWER: AMANDA CONNER GALLERY EDITION. Sourced from the original art, this collection reflects the incredible diversity and power of Conner’s style. Contained between the oversized covers of this…

October 17, 2016 / / AE Reviews 2 Comments

Last updated on February 9th, 2017 at 08:26 amJack Kirby’s epic story of Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth continues! Collecting six consecutive complete issues (11-16) which includes the incredible story of Klikklak, the giant grasshopper! In a world full of talking animals, Kamandi struggles to make a life for himself as he searches for his fellow humans in a…