Media Release — The second day of the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con featured yet another stunning announcement from IDW Publishing: the company’s second Marvel Artist’s Edition collection, JOHN ROMITA’S THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. This must-have collector’s hardcover is the fourth in IDW’s Artist’s Edition series and will offer one hundred and forty-four pages of original Romita Spider-Man art.
Romita took over the art duties on Spider-Man after series co-creator Steve Ditko left the book. It was a hard act to follow, but Romita would soon make the book his own and go on to be arguably the most popular Spider-Man artist to ever draw the wall-crawler.
“John Romita Sr. is one of the most beloved artists to ever pencil for Marvel,” said Artist’s Editions editor Scott Dunbier, “his work is beautiful, the lines he lays down exquisite!”
An oversized, hardcover collection, JOHN ROMITA’S THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: ARTIST’S EDITION will feature 144 pages of beautiful stories and a gorgeous cover gallery. All the pages in the ARTIST’S EDITION will be scanned from original art to ensure the highest possible quality reproduction. While appearing to be in black and white, each page will be scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for instance, white-out corrections and blue pencil notations.
JOHN ROMITA’S THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: ARTIST’S EDITION is the second Artist’s Edition announced at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, following WALLY WOOD’S EC STORIES.
“There’s one more Artist’s Edition announcement for this convention, and it’s also huge,” teased Dunbier.
IDW Publishing launched its first Marvel Artist’s Edition at Comic-Con, WALTER SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION, with both a regular and convention exclusive variant.
JOHN ROMITA’S THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: ARTIST’S EDITION ($100, hardcover, black and white, 144 pages,) will be available in stores in 2012.
WALTER SIMONSON’S THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION ($100, hardcover, black and white, 176 pages, 12″ x 17″) is now available in stores and through IDW Publishing. ISBN 978-1-61377-038-2.
WALTER SIMONSON’S THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION San Diego Comic-Con Edition ($100, hardcover, black and white, 176 pages, 12″ x 17″) is now available only at the IDW booth #2643.
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