Media Release — Today at New York Comic Con, IDW Publishing and Marvel are making the first of several announcements in support of their ever-growing partnership, starting with new Artist’s Editions based on Marvel comics coming in 2015!
“Comic books are one of America’s original art forms,” says David Gabriel, SVP Sales & Marketing. “With that, IDW has produced a collection of classic Marvel artwork that displays the authentic collaborative efforts between creators and shows just how these comics moved from pencils to inks to press and stepped into American pop-culture.”
IDW Publishing’s award-winning Artist’s Edition line has featured some of Marvel’s best known characters and creators like Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor, John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1 & 2), David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again, Gil Kane’s The Amazing Spider-Man, John Byrne’s Fantastic Four, Steranko: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D and most recently with the Marvel Covers Artist’s Edition. In November, IDW will continue the tradition of bringing the brightest stars of Marvel to the Artist’s Edition line with the release of John Buscema’s Silver Surfer and John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man Artifact Edition (Vol. 3) early next year. In 2015, and beyond, IDW and Marvel will partner to add titles and creators that will rightfully take their place among this already illustrious list.
“We are thrilled to add more Marvel classics to our Artist’s Editions series,” says Greg Goldstein, IDW President. “Many of these artists and stories are among the most beloved and important in comic book history.”
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What is an Artist’s Edition?
AN ARTIST’S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART.
While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art-for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.