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Artist’s Edition Index Poll March 2020

Welcome to our monthly poll, where we ask for all loyal AE fans to cast their votes. Shaking things up this month in honour of 2020’s 10th anniversary of the Artist’s Edition format. I had a chance to compare the Artisan Editon of David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil: Born Again to its Artist’s Edition and found it […]

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Scott Dunbier talks his career

Adam Chapman has a nice long talk with Scott Dunbier via the Comic Shenanigans podcast. Worth a listen for all AE fans. And thank you for the shout out! Some interesting points discussed. Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Artist’s Edition is currently slated for February 2021. No current plans for John Buscema’s Conan; he wants pages Buscema […]

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Morbus Gravis Deluxe Edition

Limited to 700 copies hardcover edition of the first Druuna’s story, in b/w which reproduces a substantial part of the original black and white illustrations from Morbus Gravis with some original ballon by Serpieri in Italian. Introduction in English. Lo Scarabeo, January 15, 2020 ISBN 978-88-6527-644-0 12″ x 17″, 80 pages $77.99 USD Order Online: Forbidden Planet This […]

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February 2020 Sales Numbers

Diamond released its February 2020 sales numbers over the weekend and ICv2 has extrapolated those and determined actual unit sales. These numbers are for Diamond’s direct sales in North America only and don’t include Diamond UK or the bookstore market. It’s worth reading the additional information under the sales charts. For the purposes of the AE Index, […]

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Artisan Edition versus Artist’s Edition

In 2015 IDW released Wally Wood’s EC Comics Artisan Edition, repackaging the long sold out Artist’s Edition in a smaller affordable package. Adding a third “AE” to their original artbook line. There are three main differences between an Artisan Edition and an Artist’s Edition: size, binding, and cover material. An Artisan Edition is an 8″ […]

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Artist’s Edition Out Of Print Sales February 2020

Luckily for most Artist’s Edition readers and collectors, almost all of these books are still available for their cover price from Diamond through your local comic shop. For the full list with Diamond order codes please see our AE Index. The following are those volumes not available from Diamond, either out of stock or on backorder, […]

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The Sandman: Overture – J.H. Williams III Gallery Edition

J.H. Williams III shows off his artistic range and skills in the pages of the new Gallery Edition of THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE, written by Neil Gaiman. Williams’ original art for the entire book has been meticulously scanned at high resolution for its presentation in this large-format, Smythe-sewn hardcover edition. The numerous double-page spreads are displayed as never […]

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Artist’s Edition Index Podcast Episode 39

Taking the Artist’s Edition Index from print to the spoken word. This month we take a look at the 2019 Dunbier Award winners, shipping changes, May 2020 Solicitations, January 2020 Sales Numbers, Out Of Print Sales January 2020, Test your knowledge: AE firsts!, and a review of Original Art: The Daniel Clowes Studio Edition. Subscribe […]

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May 2020 Solicitations

Diamond has updated Previewsworld with the March 2020 catalogue, for items shipping May 2020 or later. Scouring the full list this month shows one new Artist’s Edition format book and one I’m not so sure about. It’s been one month since the last AE solicitation. Michael Golden’s Micronauts Artist’s Edition Michael Golden is regarded as one […]

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Original Art: The Daniel Clowes Studio Edition

Original Art: Daniel Clowes turns the spotlight on one of the medium’s most dynamic creators. A vital entry of the Fantagraphics Studio Edition series, this volume draws from Clowes’s nearly 30 years of comics art, ranging from his seminal one-man anthology, Eightball (in which Ghost World was originally serialized), to his most recent graphic novel, 2016’s best-selling time travel thriller, Patience. The edition features over 150 pages of […]