A new year is upon us and that means 2017 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 final results posted Thursday February 1.

The survey is all text based; here is a cover gallery of all 2017 Artist’s Edition format books, nineteen in total. We removed “most disappointing” this year and added “purchased in 2017” to see how many AE format books people purchased.

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2017: Best Design

  • Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four: The World’s Greatest Artist’s Edition (23%, 22 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant (14%, 13 Votes)
  • Chris Samnee’s Daredevil: Artist’s Edition (12%, 11 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez (8%, 8 Votes)
  • P. Craig Russell’s Jungle Book and Other Stories Fine Art Edition (7%, 7 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Black Hole By Charles Burns (5%, 5 Votes)
  • Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Deadman: Kelley Jones Gallery Edition (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor The Return Of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Michael Kaluta’s Starstruck Artist’s Edition (3%, 3 Votes)
  • The Book Of Ballads, The Original Art Edition (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Reed Crandall’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition (3%, 3 Votes)
  • America’s Best Comics Artist’s Edition (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Jack Kirby The Forever People Artist’s Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • P. Craig Russell’s Strange Dreams Artist’s Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Jim Davis’ Garfield The Original Art Daily and Sunday Archive (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Spawn Vault Edition (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Alex Toth’s Bravo For Adventure Artist’s Edition (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 95

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2017: Best Reproduction and Scanning Quality

  • Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four: The World’s Greatest Artist’s Edition (30%, 23 Votes)
  • Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition (16%, 12 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Black Hole By Charles Burns (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Deadman: Kelley Jones Gallery Edition (6%, 5 Votes)
  • The Book Of Ballads, The Original Art Edition (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor The Return Of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Chris Samnee’s Daredevil: Artist’s Edition (4%, 3 Votes)
  • P. Craig Russell’s Strange Dreams Artist’s Edition (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Michael Kaluta’s Starstruck Artist’s Edition (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Spawn Vault Edition (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Jack Kirby The Forever People Artist’s Edition (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Reed Crandall’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition (3%, 2 Votes)
  • P. Craig Russell’s Jungle Book and Other Stories Fine Art Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • America’s Best Comics Artist’s Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Alex Toth’s Bravo For Adventure Artist’s Edition (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jim Davis’ Garfield The Original Art Daily and Sunday Archive (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 77

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2017: Favourite Material

  • Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four: The World’s Greatest Artist’s Edition (31%, 26 Votes)
  • Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition (12%, 10 Votes)
  • Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor The Return Of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition (12%, 10 Votes)
  • Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition (11%, 9 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez (8%, 7 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Black Hole By Charles Burns (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Chris Samnee’s Daredevil: Artist’s Edition (4%, 3 Votes)
  • The Book Of Ballads, The Original Art Edition (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Alex Toth’s Bravo For Adventure Artist’s Edition (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Jack Kirby The Forever People Artist’s Edition (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Deadman: Kelley Jones Gallery Edition (2%, 2 Votes)
  • P. Craig Russell’s Strange Dreams Artist’s Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • America’s Best Comics Artist’s Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • P. Craig Russell’s Jungle Book and Other Stories Fine Art Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Jim Davis’ Garfield The Original Art Daily and Sunday Archive (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Michael Kaluta’s Starstruck Artist’s Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Reed Crandall’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Spawn Vault Edition (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 85

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2017: Best Overall

  • Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four: The World’s Greatest Artist’s Edition (39%, 32 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant (12%, 10 Votes)
  • Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition (8%, 7 Votes)
  • Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor The Return Of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition (8%, 7 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Chris Samnee’s Daredevil: Artist’s Edition (6%, 5 Votes)
  • P. Craig Russell’s Jungle Book and Other Stories Fine Art Edition (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Reed Crandall’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition (2%, 2 Votes)
  • The Book Of Ballads, The Original Art Edition (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Black Hole By Charles Burns (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Michael Kaluta’s Starstruck Artist’s Edition (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Spawn Vault Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Alex Toth’s Bravo For Adventure Artist’s Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Deadman: Kelley Jones Gallery Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • P. Craig Russell’s Strange Dreams Artist’s Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Jack Kirby The Forever People Artist’s Edition (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jim Davis’ Garfield The Original Art Daily and Sunday Archive (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 83

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2017: Best Publisher

  • IDW (77%, 64 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics (14%, 12 Votes)
  • Dark Horse (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Wayne Alan Harold Productions (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Graphitti Designs (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Hermes Press (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Image (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 83

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2017: Purchases

  • Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four: The World’s Greatest Artist’s Edition (12%, 54 Votes)
  • Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition (11%, 51 Votes)
  • Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition (10%, 46 Votes)
  • Jack Kirby The Forever People Artist’s Edition (7%, 31 Votes)
  • Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor The Return Of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition (6%, 30 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant (6%, 30 Votes)
  • The Book Of Ballads, The Original Art Edition (5%, 22 Votes)
  • Deadman: Kelley Jones Gallery Edition (5%, 21 Votes)
  • P. Craig Russell’s Jungle Book and Other Stories Fine Art Edition (4%, 20 Votes)
  • Alex Toth’s Bravo For Adventure Artist’s Edition (4%, 20 Votes)
  • Chris Samnee’s Daredevil: Artist’s Edition (4%, 19 Votes)
  • Reed Crandall’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition (4%, 18 Votes)
  • America’s Best Comics Artist’s Edition (4%, 18 Votes)
  • Michael Kaluta’s Starstruck Artist’s Edition (4%, 17 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez (4%, 17 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Black Hole By Charles Burns (4%, 17 Votes)
  • P. Craig Russell’s Strange Dreams Artist’s Edition (3%, 16 Votes)
  • Spawn Vault Edition (3%, 14 Votes)
  • Jim Davis’ Garfield The Original Art Daily and Sunday Archive (1%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 87

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