December 2021 Solicitations

Diamond has updated Previewsworld with the October 2021 catalogue, for items shipping December 2021 or later. Scouring the full list this month shows three new Artist’s Edition format books. It’s been six months since the last AE solicitation.

Dave Stevens The Rocketeer 40th Anniversary Artists Edition cover

Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer Artist’s Edition 40th Anniversary

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the debut of The Rocketeer in comics with this beautiful book showcasing the art of one of comics’ masters!

In April of 1982, The Rocketeer debuted as a backup feature from Pacific Comics. From those humble beginnings, the artistry of Dave Stevens caught the imagination of countless readers and became a worldwide sensation, even being turned into a big-budget feature film! And in 2010 when IDW launched its award-winning Artist’s Edition series, The Rocketeer was the inaugural release, even winning two coveted Eisner Awards for that year. The book quickly sold out and went into a second printing. Now, more than ten years later, is soaring back with a new 40th-anniversary printing.

As with all Artist’s Editions, the pages reproduced in this book have been meticulously scanned from the original art. Readers will be able to peruse these pages and see all the quirks and nuances that make original art so unique-blue pencil notations, white-out, gradients in the ink, and so much more. Unless you were looking over Dave’s shoulder as he painstakingly drew these pages, this is your best chance to see the art of The Rocketeer as close to the originals as possible!

John Buscemas Silver Surfer Artisan Edition cover

John Buscema’s Silver Surfer Artisan Edition

Considered by many to be one of the pinnacles of Silver Age comic book art-now presented in IDW’s critically acclaimed Artisan Edition format. You’ve never truly seen Buscema’s art until now!

John Buscema’s innovative drawing on Marvel’s Silver Surfer is presented in IDW’s Artisan Edition format, collecting three complete issues ( #5, #6, and #8) from the acclaimed original run written by Stan Lee.  

An essential component of The House of Ideas, John Buscema’s talented hand graced the pages of Marvel’s most iconic characters for over four decades, working on The Avengers, Thor, The Fantastic Four, and The Amazing Spider-Man just to name a few.

As with all Artisan Edition books, nearly every page in this volume has been scanned from the original art, enabling the reader to clearly see all the little nuances that make original art unique and fascinating-blue pencil notations, margin notes, whiteout, and so much more. This is a must-have for all fans and students of classic comic art!

Judge Dredd by Brian Bolland Apex Edition prelim cover

Judge Dredd by Brian Bolland Apex Edition

The Judge Dredd art of Brian Bolland is regarded as some of the greatest comic art of the Eighties, and helped catapult both the series and Brian Bolland himself to international acclaim, leading him to work on such titles as Camelot 3000 and Batman: The Killing Joke. His incredible Black & White art is showcased in this deluxe, over-sized facsimile edition featuring new high-resolution scans of his original art from 2000 AD showing Bolland’s delicate inking brushwork in unprecedented detail, as well as the titles and word balloons placed over it at the time by IPC’s art team. It promises to be an unmissable collection for fans of comics and of fine art.



Dave Stevens Rocketeer Artists Ed HC

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Judge Dredd by Brian Bolland Apex Ed HC

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John Buscema Silver Surfer Artisan Ed HC

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