New Releases: May 22, 2024

It’s easy to forget that not everyone lives and breathes AE format release dates. This week one new “not quite an AE” book was released. Follow upcoming release dates via AE Format Books Index Upcoming Books.

EC Covers Artisan Edition cover

EC Covers Artisan Edition

Here is your chance to collect some of the most iconic comic book covers by some of the greatest artists to ever pick up a pencil! EC Comics, under the guidance of publisher Bill Gaines, was-according to the editor of this collection-the greatest line of comics ever done. This once-in-a-lifetime Artist’s Edition collects more than 140 EC covers by their best and brightest talents. The luminaries included in this gigantic (15 x 22 inches!) tome include: Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, Graham Ingels, Al Williamson, Johnny Craig, Frank Frazetta, Jack Davis, Al Feldstein, and more! To make a baseball analogy, this is a Murderers Row every bit as noteworthy as the ’27 Yankees! Also includes an Introduction by noted EC scholar Thommy Burns.

This is a smaller version of EC Covers Artist’s Edition, reduced from 15″ x 22″ to 8″ x 12″.

I decided to bring this type of post back so readers can know when something is released. It seemed redundant when I was getting the review up release week, but that is no longer a sure thing, and I may not review it at all. I frequently read “I didn’t know that was coming out” and have to remind myself very few of us live and breathe AE format books and all that entails. In the future this will run at the beginning of the week.