IDW Announces New Artist Editions Of The Maxx, Hellboy, Star Slammers, Romita Spider-Man, Marvel Covers And Basil Wolverton’s Horizontal Weird Worlds UPDATE

Announced at the IDW Artist’s Edition panel…. (and see the end for an updated write-up of the panel).

Recreations of the original art for Sam Kieth’s Maxx…

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Mike Mignola’s Hellboy…

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Walt Simonson’s Star Slammers…

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Classic Marvel Covers, a very thick volume recreating the original cover art for Marvel in the sixties and seventies.

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More John Romita Spider-Man Artist Editions…

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Not only the Basil Wolverton Weird Worlds Artist Edition for next year but also a second horizontal volume.

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And more Walt Simonson announcements from IDW to come…

And more info from the panel written up by Joshua Stone:

The IDW Artist’s Edition has fast become one of my favorite books being released by any company. Today they had some big names on the panel along with Scott Dunbler, the Artist’s Edition Editor, and Greg Goldstein, IDW President. Sitting on the panel were Sam Kieth, Walt Simonson, and Mike Mignola. As pictured above, IDW had a lot to show off.

They will be releasing an Artist’s Edition of Sam Kieth’s The Maxx. It will include the first six issues of The Maxx. The Maxx was one of the early release’s from Image Comics, and came to wide fame as a cartoon on MTV in the mid-nineties.

Walt Simonson will be having two releases,  first a second printing of the Thor Artist’s that had come out a few years ago, which this writer happily has a signed copy of, and an Artist’s Edition of the Starslammers graphic novel.

In the Artist’s Edition of what will be the most recent material of any Artist’s Editions, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell and Other Stories will be published. This will cover the first five issues of the just published Hellboy in Hell miniseries. IDW also intends to include the first two Hellboy stories from Dark Horse Presents, the John Byrne Next Men Hellboy story, and they are hoping to include the Hellboy story The Corpse. The Hellboy in Hell story will not include any lettering as Mignolia adds the lettering digitally after the art is done. While Mignola has already sold quite a bit of the art from this story, he knew he was going to be doing the Artist’s Edition while working on it and had his wife scan the work as he finished it.

Beyond this work, Scott Dunbler announced for the first time anywhere, after some prodding from me, another Joe Kubert book that will come out after the Tor Artist’s Edition in September, and that is The Return of Tarzan.

Dunbler was questioned about Steve Ditko’s Spiderman work that was donated to the Library of Congress in 2008, and Dunbler said he has been in communication with them.

And lastly, for all you fans of Jim Steranko and his amazing twittering @IamSteranko, Dunbler was asked about doing any Steranko books. Dunbler, rubbing his beard said, “Hmm, he’s pretty good. No comment.”