IDW’s From Hell: Master Edition hardcover graphic novel will remaster and color the original version.
The press release follows:
Media Release — Welcome to Whitechapel… as you’ve never seen it before. With the newly available From Hell: Master Edition hardcover graphic novel, readers can experience the award-winning bestseller From Hell in an astonishing new light, carefully renovated and newly colored by Eddie Campbell himself.
What is this landmark graphic novel about? Five unsolved murders. Two of the greatest creators in the history of comics: Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. One sprawling conspiracy, one metropolis on the brink of the twentieth century, and one bloody-minded Ripper ushering London into the modern age of terror. Readers will meet history’s most notorious serial killer, as well as the vast and vibrant communities of Victorian London, in a masterpiece often ranked among the greatest graphic novels of all time.
“This year marks 20 years of the complete From Hell, since it came out in one volume, and my publishers were talking to me about what we could do to make the anniversary special. And I suggested, ‘Why don’t I color it?’ That turned out to be a two-year job, coloring it,” says Campbell. “But the real thing that I wanted to do was fix some of the problems — you know, in a 600-page book, there’s bound to be passages where your attention is flagged.”
To mark the release of From Hell: Master Edition, Campbell sat down with his webcam to walk through the process of revisiting the magnum opus that he and Alan Moore spent more than a decade creating. Far beyond merely “coloring in between the lines,” this captivating 24-minute video includes thoughtful discussion of his goals, strategies, challenges, and creative solutions, along with many before-and-after demonstrations. Click here to hear Campbell discuss his Master Edition process.
As a limited time offer, a special From Hell: Master Edition with Signed Bookplate will be available for direct order via IDW’s dedicated web store for the New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con Metaverse virtual convention. Sold exclusively during the show’s running time of October 8th through 11th, this rarity — signed by Eddie Campbell — is available while supplies last at nycc.idwpublishing.com.
Moore and Campbell’s exhaustive investigation of the Whitechapel murders has been a critical favorite and award winner for decades. A New York Times bestseller, From Hell has won five Eisner Awards, the Angoulême International Comics Festival’s Prix de la Critique, the Harvey and Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel, and the International Horror Guild Award. A selection of quotes from critics include:
“Remarkable.” — The New Yorker
“Fearsomely complex.” — Publishers Weekly
“An immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happened in, and the birth of the 20th century.” — Entertainment Weekly
“Moore’s works have often defied the public’s expectations of the medium, and his most ambitious work, the massive graphic novel From Hell, is no exception.” — The Los Angeles Times
“A massive exploration of the Jack the Ripper murders that incorporates British history, Masonic ritual, and London geography in a fascinating and horrifying conspiracy theory.” — The AV Club
“Both creators are at the top of their game… a hypnotic read and perpetual re-read.” — Rolling Stone
From Hell: Master Edition
by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
$49.99 US / $65.99 CAN
576-page, full color hardcover, 8″ x 10″
In Stores Now
Published by Top Shelf Productions (US) and Knockabout Comics (UK)
From Hell: Master Edition is now available via booksellers and comic book specialty retailers. Visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
About IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing (IDWP), a subsidiary of IDW Media Holdings Inc. (OTC PINK: IDWM), is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels, art books, trade paperbacks, and tabletop games. IDWP is one of the top four publishers of comic books and graphic novels in the U.S. with a library of world-renowned licensed content and original series. IDWP’s critically-acclaimed imprints include Top Shelf Productions, Artist’s Editions, EuroComics, The Library of American Comics, Sunday Press, and Yoe Books.