Author: Scott VanderPloeg

Joe Kubert’s Tarzan and the Lion Man Artist’s Edition

Collecting the brilliant Joe Kubert’s final Tarzan stories in the acclaimed and multi-Eisner Award-winning Artist’s Edition format. Including the third Tarzan novel adapted by Joe Kubert, Tarzan and the Lion Man, as well as five additional stories. Includes Tarzan issues 224, 224, 227, 228, 229, 231, 232, 233, and 234. Featuring Kubert’s masterful handling of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic creation—this is truly as good as comics get! IDW Publishing, April 18, 2018 ISBN: 978-1-68405-289-9 12″ x 17″, 176 pages $125 USD Order Online: eBay, Things From Another World As with all original artist’s gallery editions this is a collection of classic comic material and I’ll...

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May 2018 Previews Solicitations

Diamond has updated Previewsworld with the May 2018 catalog. Scouring the full list this month shows two new Artist’s Edition format books. For complete details and daily updates visit our AE Index. Jim Lee’s DC Legends Artifact Edition Jim Lee began his career at Marvel comics in the mid-1980s. Rising in popularity at a rapid pace, he soon took over the company’s flagship title and made it his own: The X-Men. In the ’90s, Lee formed his own company, WildStorm Productions, which was later bought by DC Comics, allowing the artist the opportunity to draw the adventures of some of comics’...

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Artist’s Edition Out Of Print Sales March 2018

Luckily for most Artist’s Edition readers and collectors almost all of these books are still available for 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 no longer available from Diamond and thus out of print, sorted by publisher. We’re only tracking out of print standard editions on eBay, sold worldwide listings, and don’t track damaged books. If there are no sales for the reported month the previous month’s average will be used. Click the Average Price to go to eBay and...

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March 2018 Sales Numbers

Diamond released their March 2018 sales numbers over the weekend and ICv2 has extrapolated those and determined actual unit sales: Top 300 Comics Actual and Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual. 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, where we record initial sales month, one Artist Edition style book was published in March 2018, and it made the sales chart. # Title Sold 225 Ross Andru’s The Amazing Spider-Man Artist’s Edition 353 Diamond sales...

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Ross Andru’s The Amazing Spider-Man Artist’s Edition

Content updated April 12, 2018. Ross Andru was one of the most beloved artist’s to ever draw Spider-Man. Aside from Steve Ditko and John Romita, he is arguably the storyteller most associated with the webslinger. This Artist’s Edition collects five complete issues, including the first three in his run, Amazing Spider-Man #125-#127—and the first issue had John Romita inking Andru! Also included are issue #153 (the classic “The Longest Hundred Yards”) and issue #167, featuring the Spider-Slayer! As with all Artist’s Editions, there will be a special gallery section, presenting fine examples of Andru’s Spider-Man work. IDW Publishing, March...

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Artist’s Edition Index Podcast Episode 17

Taking the Artist’s Edition Index from print to the spoken word, join me monthly for a look at all things Artist’s Edition. This month we take a look at April 2018 Previews Solicitations, February 2018 Sales Numbers, Out Of Print Sales February 2018, Jim Lee talks DC Legends Artifact Edition, but no reviews.

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Jim Lee talks DC Legends Artifact Edition

Announced at WonderCon 2018 is the Jim Lee DC Legends Artifact Edition. Details are light, but this will be solicited in the May 2018 Previews for a September release. 144 pages, 12″ x 17″, including Batman, Superman, Wildcats and more. Watch the video from Lee below for more...

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April 2018 Previews Solicitations

Content updated March 30, 2018. Diamond has updated Previewsworld with the April 2018 catalog. Scouring the full list this month shows one new Artist’s Edition format book. For complete details and daily updates visit our AE Index. Bill Sienkiewicz’s Mutants and Moon Knights Artifact Edition Bill Sienkiewicz is a modern master having worked on some of Marvel’s most iconic comics of the 1980s: Moon Knight, The New Mutants, Elektra: Assassin, and much more! His unique style is unreplicable, yet so many artists have been inspired to emulate him. This collection is filled with some of his finest covers, pin-ups, and exceptional pages. All have been...

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February 2018 Sales Numbers

Diamond released their February 2018 sales numbers over the weekend and ICv2 has extrapolated those and determined actual unit sales: Top 300 Comics Actual and Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual. 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, where we record initial sales month, one Artist Edition style book was published in February 2018, and it made the sales chart. # Title Sold 226 Batman: Secrets – Sam Kieth Gallery Edition 396 Diamond sales...

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Artist’s Edition Out Of Print Sales February 2018

Luckily for most Artist’s Edition readers and collectors almost all of these books are still available for 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 no longer available from Diamond and thus out of print, sorted by publisher. We’re only tracking out of print standard editions on eBay, sold worldwide listings, and don’t track damaged books. If there are no sales for the reported month the previous month’s average will be used. A few new additions to the list this month,...

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Artist’s Edition Index Podcast Episode 16

Taking the Artist’s Edition Index from print to the spoken word, join me monthly for a look at all things Artist’s Edition. This month we take a look at 2017 Scott Dunbier Awards: The Winners!, March 2018 Previews Solicitations, January 2018 sales numbers, January 2018 out of print sales, and reviews of Batman: Secrets – Sam Kieth Gallery Edition and Nexus Chronicles.

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March 2018 Previews Solicitations

Content updated March 5, 2018. Diamond has updated Previewsworld, a day late, with the March 2018 catalog. Scouring the full list this month shows one new Artist’s Edition format book. For complete details and daily updates visit our AE Index. John Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition John Byrne’s run on the X-Men began with issue #108 and lasted until #143. The team of Claremont, Byrne, and Austin made the X-Men (which was already a hit series under Dave Cockrum) soar to the top of the charts in comics sales. They introduced Alpha Flight, and then  created the near mythical storylines “The Dark Phoenix Saga” and “Days of Future Past.” These and...

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Batman: Secrets – Sam Kieth Gallery Edition

Sam Kieth’s unforgettable depiction of the Dark Knight fills the pages on the new BATMAN: SECRETS—SAM KIETH GALLERY EDITION. Focusing on Kieth’s artwork from the 124-page BATMAN: SECRETS series, this large-format, Smythe-sewn hardcover edition is sourced from and captures the look and feel of the original boards. Rounding out this 248- page presentation is the complete art from BATMAN: CONFIDENTIAL #40, BATMAN/LOBO #1, Kieth’s eight-page story from BATMAN #38 and an extensive gallery section containing covers and pages from SCRATCH, ARKHAM ASYLUM: MADNESS and BATMAN: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. Graphitti Designs, February 14, 2018 ISBN: 978-1-4012-7681-2 12″ x 17″, 248 pages...

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January 2018 Sales Numbers

Diamond released their January 2018 sales numbers over the weekend and ICv2 has extrapolated those and determined actual unit sales: Top 300 Comics Actual and Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual. 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, where we record initial sales month, two Artist Edition style books were published in January 2018, with one making the sales chart. One from IDW, and one from Hermes. The bulk of sales for Hermes are...

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Bob Chapman talks Graphitti Designs Gallery Editions

Felix Lu interviews Bob Chapman about Graphitti Designs and their Gallery Edition line. Well worth the listen. A few key points in the interview. A Batman: Year One David Mazzucchelli Gallery Edition will be published at some point. Chapman was asked by DC to wait for the Absolute Batman: Year One to run its course. Released in November 2016, I’d say it’s done what it will. Secondly Chapman discusses Terry Moore Strangers In Paradise Gallery Edition and testing the waters for this type of book from smaller publishers. I was hoping to hear more about the two previously mentioned...

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The Nexus Chronicles

The Nexus Chronicles focuses on Rude’s role as artist and co-creator of this award-winning series. Three dedicated years have gone into assembling the original art for eight of The Dude’s favorite creations, including Nexus: Wages of Sin #1 and Next Nexus #1, both of which are shown with their pencil and finished inked forms facing one another to highlight the process. Nexus #50 and the rarely seen eight-page “All in Sundra” are reproduced from their inked originals. Also featured is the previously unpublished Nexus #99 in pencil form and the fully painted Sundra story “When She Was Young,” and more....

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Artist’s Edition Out Of Print Sales January 2018

Luckily for most Artist’s Edition readers and collectors almost all of these books are still available for 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 no longer available from Diamond and thus out of print, sorted by publisher. We’re only tracking out of print standard editions on eBay, sold worldwide listings, and don’t track damaged books. If there are no sales for the reported month the previous month’s average will be used. A few new additions to the list this month,...

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2017 Scott Dunbier Awards: The Winners!

Voting for the 2017 Scott Dunbier Awards concluded at midnight on January 31 2018. Complete votes can be viewed on the voting page. Here are our 2017 winners. Best Design Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four: The World’s Greatest Artist’s Edition, designed by Serban Cristescu. Best Reproduction and Scanning Quality Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four: The World’s Greatest Artist’s Edition, editing and production by Scott Dunbier. Favourite Material Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four: The World’s Greatest Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier. Best Overall Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four: The World’s Greatest Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier. Best Publisher IDW Purchased in 2017 Most...

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