Author: Scott VanderPloeg

Usagi Yojimbo: Samurai and Other Stories Gallery Edition

Hailed as one of the true masterpieces of the comics medium,Usagi Yojimbo gets its first gallery edition, reproducing Stan Sakai’s breathtaking artwork at full size and in living color. This edition includes the art from the very first Usagi story, the complete origin tale “Samurai,” and more! Dark Horse, November 4, 2015 ISBN: 978-1-61655-923-6 12″ x 17″, 240 pages $125 USD Order Online: Amazon As with all original artist’s gallery editions this is a collection of classic comic material and I’ll be reviewing the book and not the story. For a complete list of all current and announced editions, with review links, please...

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Superman/Batman: Michael Turner Gallery Edition

The art of comics legend Michael Turner is seen for the first time in it’s original form in the new SUPERMAN/BATMAN: MICHAEL TURNER GALLERY EDITION. This spectacular new book collects the “Supergirl” epic from SUPERMAN / BATMAN #8-13. Rounding out the book are numerous covers from IDENTITY CRISIS, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, THE FLASH and other DC Comics titles that helped establish Michael as an artistic force to be reckoned with. This stunning Gallery Edition collects Michael Turner’s work for DC Comics, reproduced directly from his uninked pencil art that was then enhanced and colored by the talented Peter...

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Zenith Phase One Apex Edition

The Apex Edition is a full size reproduction of the original artwork from Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell’s seminal superhero story from the late 1980s. Carefully hidden away by Yeowell for almost 30 years and curated by 2000 AD’s design team, the Apex Edition will be the closest readers can get to holding the original artwork in your hands – right down to seeing faded speech balloons pasted to the surface, editorial and design marks, and Yeowell’s brush and pen strokes. 2000AD/Rebellion, August 26, 2015 ISBN: 978-1-78108-397-0 15″ x 19″ 112 pages $125 USD Order Online: eBay, Things From Another World As with all...

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Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist’s Edition

Mike Zeck is one of the classic artists of the 1980s, at the forefront of many of the best books and in demand by fans and editors alike. This unique Artist’s Edition showcases some of Zeck’s finest works—the first two issues of the initial Punisher miniseries, the first issue of Secret Wars, a classic two-part Captain America story (featuring Deathlok, Nick Fury and Spider-Man), and the first part of what is arguable one of the best Spider-Man sagas ever done… Kraven’s Last Hunt! Additionally, there are extensive covers throughout, including many of Zeck’s best! IDW Publishing, July 1, 2015 ISBN: 978-1-63140-391-0 12″...

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Frank Miller’s Ronin Gallery Edition

Graphitti Designs proudly presents FRANK MILLER’S RONIN GALLERY EDITION, featuring the story and art by Frank Miller that forever changed the world of graphic storytelling. Miller’s evolutionary stepping-stone between Daredevil and BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS comes alive in this oversize format that it so richly deserves. This is the content that the Gallery Edition format was made for. Graphitti Designs, April 15, 2015 ISBN: 978140125457559999 13″ x 20″, 328 pages $195 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 be reviewing the book and not the...

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Joe Kubert’s Tor Artist’s Edition

Legendary creator Joe Kubert was responsible for an amazing stream of great works, for more than a sixty year period. Now, in his second IDW Artist’s Edition, we present Joe Kubert’s Tor: Artist’s Edition, collecting four oversized issues and covers, along with the rarely seen unpublished Newspaper strip of Tor by Kubert plus two unfinished Tor stories in pencil form by Kubert, all in the award-winning Artist’s Edition format. IDW Publishing, October 2013 ISBN: 978-1613777695 14″ x 20″, 144 pages $125 USD Suggested Order Online: Amazon.com, eBay, AbeBooks, Things From Another World As with all original artist’s gallery editions this is a collection of classic comic...

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Batman: Kelley Jones Gallery Edition

BATMAN: KELLEY JONES GALLERY EDITION is the first in a series of deluxe, hardcover books from Graphitti Designs that faithfully reproduces the original art from select, key DC Comics series. This inaugural volume contains the covers and interior pages from BATMAN #515 through #525, minus the interior of issue #520, which Kelley did not draw. These stories are written by Doug Moench, with most pages inked by John Beatty. Graphitti Designs, December 17, 2014 12″ x 17″, 248 pages ISBN: 978-1-4012-5443-8 $125 USD Order online: Things From Another World As with all original artist’s gallery editions this is a collection of classic...

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Frank Thorne’s Red Sonja Art Edition

Celebrate the seminal work of legendary fantasy illustrator Frank Thorne with this gorgeous hardcover collection, presenting for the first time the actual storyboard artwork from his complete 1976 run of swords-and-sorcery icon Red Sonja appearances in the Marvel Feature comic book series. Scanned in high-resolution color and printed at original size, Frank Thorne’s Red Sonja Art Edition preserves every detail of the artist’s meticulous skill and hard work, while simultaneously presenting a complete storyline for the enjoyment of longtime She-Devil fans. Dynamite, April 2014 12″ x 17″, 120 pages ISBN: 978-1606904442 $150 USD Order Online: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, AbeBooks, eBay, Things From Another World As...

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Basil Wolverton’s Weird Worlds Artist’s Edition

Basil Wolverton was one of the most unusual, innovative and influential cartoonists of all time. He drew the cover of a Life Magazine (the winner of Al Capp‘s legendary ugliest woman contest), early issues of Harvey Kurtzman‘s edited MAD Comics, and countless bizarre caricatures. This Artist’s Edition features an incredible array of comic book stories and pages, including Powerhouse Pepper and Spacehawk, a selection of his classic end of the world illustrations, and a good helping of zany characters of all manner, as only Wolverton could have done them! IDW Publishing, October 29, 2014 ISBN: 978-1-61377-910-1 15″ x 22″, 176 pages $125 USD Suggested Order Online: eBay, Things From Another World As with...

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Marvel Covers Artist’s Edition

Marvel Comics is the home of some of the greatest and most iconic cover images in the history of comics. This unique Artist’s Edition will feature an amazing “Best of” selection of gorgeous covers by a veritable who’s who of the medium. Arthur Adams, Gene Colan, Jack Kirby, Frank Miller, John Romita, Jim Starlin, Jim Steranko and many more — there has never been a book like this before and you are not likely to see its ilk again anytime soon! IDW Publishing, September 2014 12″ x 17″, 144 pages ISBN 978-1631400933 $100 USD Suggested Order online: eBay, AbeBooks As with all...

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Conan: Red Nails Original Art Archives Volume 1

Original Art Archives proudly presents the classic Conan tale RED NAILS as adapted by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith 40 years ago. The entire story as well as additional feature materials are presented in a deluxe 136 page slipcased hardcover edition measuring roughly 14×19 inches. The quality of the reproduction, presented at the actual size of the original art, is truly beyond compare. Authors: Robert E Howard, Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor-Smith Artist: Barry Windsor-Smith Genesis West Publishing, September 2013 132 pages, 14″ x 19″ Slipcased hardcover; Full Colour illustrations ISBN: 9781467572156 $150 USD Order online: Amazon.com, eBay, AbeBooks, Things From Another World As...

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Robocop Versus The Terminator Gallery Edition

One of the most beloved comics crossovers of all time is back to usher in Dark Horse’s new gallery edition format—reprinting Walter Simonson’s original art exactly as it appeared on his drawing table twenty years ago! Relive Simonson and writer Frank Miller’s seamless blend of the RoboCop and Terminator worlds while marveling at the sheer virtuosity of Simonson’s draftsmanship in all its original glory. In addition to the full story, this edition provides the greatest insight available into Simonson’s process, with pages of his original pencils and promotional art faithfully reproduced, along with a revealing foreword by the artist...

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Jack Kirby New Gods Artist’s Edition

The Jack Kirby New Gods: Artist’s Edition will collect Issues 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of NEW GODS—the most important Fourth World book. Written and drawn by Jack Kirby, with inks by Mike Royer on all but the first two issues, this classic collection was originally published by DC Comics and is the very first Artist’s Edition to feature the legendary artistic prowess of “King Kirby!” Nearly every page of this Artist’s Edition has been scanned from the original art, and is presented in the multi award-winning format that was conceived and first presented by IDW Publishing!...

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Mike Mignola’s Hellboy In Hell and Other Stories Artist’s Edition

Mike Mignola is one of the preeminent comics creators of the past 25 years. His career was already firmly established for his outstanding work on characters like Batman, Wolverine, a myriad of beautiful covers and more… And then came Hellboy. Mike’s iconic creation struck a meteoric chord with fans from the very start and has not abated in the 20 years since his debut. This Artist’s Edition features the first five issues of Hellboy in Hell as well as a wealth of historic supplementary material: the first three Hellboy stories—the two initial four-pagers, produced for promotional purposes, and the...

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Steranko Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition

In the mid-1960s, Jim Steranko burst into the Marvel Age of comics in a BIG way, and the innovative, cinematic techniques he introduced in his brief tenure at The House of Ideas stand to this day as a high-water mark in the history of graphic storytelling. More than any other series, Steranko is most associated with Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. This Artist’s Edition collects the first 12 stories of Steranko’s run, from Strange Tales #151 — #162, as well as all his covers from these issues. Additionally, there will be a select number of extras presented. And, as usual,...

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Alien: The Illustrated Story, The Original Art Edition

Two of comics’ greatest talents joined forces in 1979 to bring Ridley Scott’s epic Alien motion picture to the comic book page. Out of print for over thirty years, this brand new edition (released in time to coincide with Scott’s latest opus Prometheus) has been meticulously restored from original artwork in Walt Simonson’s studio — presenting for the very first time the definitive artist’s edition of the greatest sci-fi horror ever produced. It collects Alien: The Illustrated Story b/w comic strip, scanned from the artist’s original art boards, plus an in-depth interview with Simonson, the original script pages, colour tryouts and sketches. Writer: Archie Goodwin...

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The Best Of EC: Artist’s Edition Vol 1

EC Comics is arguably the finest line of comics ever produced. Whether it was science fiction or war, crime or horror, their entire line stood head and shoulders above the rest of the comics on the newsstands. Now IDW Publishing is pleased to present an Artist’s Edition unlike any other, featuring the best stories by the brightest stars of EC Comics. Remember these classics? 50 Girls 50 by Al Williamson and Frank Frazetta, The Corpse on the Imjin by Harvey Kurtzman, The Flying Machine by Bernie Krigstein, Touch and Go by Johnny Craig, Judgment Day by Joe Orlando. All these...

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Mark Schultz’s Xenozoic Tales Artist’s Edition

Xenozoic Tales is the classic story of a post-apocalyptic future where mankind has retreated to vast subterranean cities to escape a world ravaged by environmental calamities. Centuries later upon emerging from their underground dwellings, they find their civilization is gone―replaced with the most fearsome beasts to ever walk the Earth… Dinosaurs! Mark Schultz delivers an epic adventure tale, one complete with romance and intrigue. Collecting issues 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 of Xenozoic Tales, the final six chapters (so far), and with Schultz at the peak of his artistic powers. Writer/Artist: Mark Schultz IDW Publishing, August 2013...

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Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition

IDW is exceedingly proud to offer an Artist’s Edition of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Created by Eisner in 1940, the Spirit is to comics what Citizen Kane was to cinema—groundbreaking and brilliant. 17 classic stories are collected in this volume, each being scanned from the original art, and all stories from the post-war years of 1946-1950—generally regarded as Eisner’s best period on the Spirit. Stories include April Fool, Li’l Adam, War Bride, Taxes and the Spirit, and Eisner’s personal favorite, The Story of Gerhard Shnobble, as well as a dozen more. All the pages in this book have been...

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