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IDW Artist's Edition Wondercon Panel

Running Through IDW’s Artist’s Edition Plans at Wondercon

I am typically not much of a fan of the convention panels where they just announce the new books for the next 6 to 12 months, but the IDW Artist’s Edition Panel is always an exception, and with both Scott Dunbier, Director of Special Projects for IDW and the person behind the concept of Artist’s […]

Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Gets the Artist’s Edition Treatment at IDW

Bernie Wrightson‘s Frankenstein is the latest classic comic book to get the Artist’s Edition treatment from IDW. Announced at San Diego Comic-Con, Frankenstein: Artist’s Edition will hit stores in late 2019. A press release provides more details: Bernie Wrightson is universally regarded as the finest horror artist of the last 50 years, and Frankenstein was […]

IDW Artist’s Edition: Jim Lee, Jack Kirby, and More at #WonderCon 2018

Joshua Stone writes from WonderCon 2018: One of my favorite things that has happened in comics in the last 10 years is the creation of the Artist’s Edition books by IDW. Allowing the reader the opportunity to own and look at in person the highest quality scans of some of the most important original comic […]


Calling All Fans Of Fire Emblem! An Art Book Is Coming Your Way From Dark Horse

You know when you just can’t get enough of a video game, and you’ve become so invested in the characters that you absolutely must have more. Well what happens when there’s no more game to play? The downloadable content is complete? Dark Horse comes up with a fantastic solution! The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening […]

Jack Kirby’s Thor Gets Artist’s Edition Treatment From IDW

IDW Publishing is doing up a new Artist’s Edition focused on Jack Kirby’s work on The Mighty Thor. The 15” x 22” hardcover collection includes classic complete stories from Journey Into Mystery #111, #117, #118, and other stories, plus a beautiful gallery section by Kirby. “I’ve had the great pleasure of working with one of the most […]

IDW To Collect Al Williamson’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Artist Edition

IDW Publishing has announced that legendary late artist Al Williamson’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back stories will be collected in an Artist’s Edition format this April. Included in the collection will be the complete adaptation, first published in issues #39 through #44 of the monthly Marvel Star Wars comic plus pages from Star Wars #50, #98 […]


IDW To Publish Jack Kirby’s Kamandi In Artist’s Edition Format

The IDW Artist’s Editions are legendary now, especially amongst shelving experts. Recreations of original artboards as close as possible, including the size, in May IDW will add Jack Kirby’s DC Comics series Kamandi, The Last Boy On Earth to its line. Long after the age of super heroes, Kamandi triumphed as humanity’s last beacon in […]


Image To Publish ‘Artists Edition’ Of The Walking Dead All Out War. All Of It.

In October. Image Comics/Skybound is to enter the Artists Edition market started by Scott Dunbier over at IDW. And they begin with the most recently completed Walking Dead story, All Out War. Similar formats from other publishers see the original art boards for the book reproduced as closely as possible, at full size on board pages, […]

IDW Announces John Buscema Silver Surfer, Walt Simonson Manhunter Artist’s Editions, Stephen King & Simonson Lawnmower Man Portfolio

Joshua Stone reports from Wondercon: IDW has announced their third Artist’s Edition featuring art by Walt Simonson, Manhunter and Other Stories, to be released in September. It will include the Manhunter story from the classic 1973 Detective Comics backups, along with Simonson Batman, Dr. Fate, Metal Men, and Captain Fear material. IDW Special Projects Editior Scott Dunbier shared that […]

Desperately Seeking Strange Tales Original Art

Scott Dunbier, senior editor at IDW, is on the hunt for original art pages for upcoming IDW Artist Editions, that seeks to reproduce artboard pages as closely as possible. Pages he’s after include twelve for the Jim Steranko’s Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition. Specifically Strange Tales #154, page 2, Strange Tales #159, pages […]

Conan: Red Nails – The Great “Matte Or Gloss” Debate Of 2013

Comic book retailer Tim Finn of Hub Comics, Somerville, MA, wrote to Bleeding Cool, concerning the recent Conan Red Nails volume from Genesis West, reprinting the original Conan art of Barry Windsor Smith. He writes; We received Genesis West’s CONAN RED NAILS: ORIGINAL ART ARCHIVES HC at my store, Hub Comics, yesterday. Big slipcase, nice […]

IDW Offer 2D Stationary Artist Edition Covers Throughout November (UPDATE)

They don’t move. They are not lenticular. They are not even in colour. But in November, IDW are promoting the Artist’s Edition format that reproduces original artwork as closely as possible, with Artist’s Edition variant covers for a line of books, so as look as if the original artwork for a page is being reproduced […]

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… Mike Mignola’s Hellboy… Walt Simonson’s Star Slammers… Classic Marvel Covers, a very thick volume recreating the original cover art for Marvel in the sixties and seventies. More John […]

IDW To Publish John Byrne Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition

The IDW Artists Edition are works of joy, the product of Scott Dunbier at the publisher, reprinting the artwork for classic stories as close to the original boards as possible, then reproducing them on Bristol board as well, for added authenticity. And they’ve just landed the Fantastic Four, reprinting six classic issues from John Byrne‘s […]

Gil Kane Amazing Spider-Man, Mark Schultz Xenozoic Tales Get Artist Edition Treatment

BC reporter-in-the-field Chris Thompson just gave us the scoop about the Mad Artist’s Edition from the IDW panel, now here’s more Artist Edition News: Other announcements at IDW Artist’s Edition panel were Gil Kane‘s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and Mark Schultz‘s XENOZOIC TALES.  Also, the release date for Will Eisner‘s THE SPIRIT is constantly getting revised. Kane […]

Sergio Aragones’ Groo The Wanderer – The Artist’s Edition From IDW In June

To date, IDW’s Artist’s Edition format has reprinted the original artwork of the likes of Will Eisner, Dave Stevens, Wally Wood, David Mazzuchelli, Walter Simonson and John Romita Sr. Big mainstream names in serious action comics. But I understand that at Wondercon, IDW are to announce a major diversion from that. And it’s one that’s […]