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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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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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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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Test your knowledge: AE firsts!

We’re celebrating 2020 as the 10th anniversary of the Artist’s Edition format. As part of that here’s a quiz to test your knowledge of the books from the last ten years. Read the question and when you think you have the answer click it to expand for the answer.

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2019 Dunbier Awards: The Winners!

Voting for the 2019 Dunbier Awards concluded at midnight on January 31, 2020. Complete votes can be viewed on the voting page. Here are our 2019 winners. Best Publisher IDW, edited by Scott Dunbier. Best Design John Byrne’s Marvel Classics Artifact Edition. Design by Randall Dahlk. IDW. Best Reproduction and Scanning Quality John Byrne’s Marvel Classics […]

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2019 Dunbier Awards

A new year is upon us and that means 2019 is complete and we can vote on the Artist’s Edition format books published in the past twelve months. The voting is done through internal polling, which limits votes by IP address and cookie. Voting is open from January 1 to January 31, with the winners […]

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Artist’s Edition Index Poll December 2019

Welcome to our monthly poll, where we ask for all loyal AE fans to cast their votes. Superman is the most iconic comic book character of all time. Some of the greatest artists have worked on his adventures, and each decade had its influential artist. What decade deserves an AE format book the most? If an artist was […]

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Deal Alert for November 2019

There may be a separate deal alert for Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2019, but this post covers a massive foreign language sale at Amazon Germany. It started on Monday and there were some great limited quantities. Shipping is quite reasonable to North America, and to Europe, it’s a steal at these prices. Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County […]

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Artist’s Edition Index Poll November 2019

Welcome to our monthly poll, where we ask for all loyal AE fans to cast their votes. In the early ’90s, next to Image comics, Valiant was the other big name. The concept of a shared universe combined with cool characters and amazing art and a mix of old school writers and newcomers made Valiant […]

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Top ten longest gaps between AE format books

This year saw AE fans wait what seemed like months between releases. We became complacent during the AE publishing boom of 2016-2018. But waiting has always been the hardest part… Special thanks to Patreon patron F. Omar Telan for this chart. Rank Title Gap Title 1 Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition (8/3/11) 350 […]