Summer 2018 catalogs have gone online and perusing the usual Artist’s Edition format publishers reveals two upcoming projects. These will not be added to the AE Index until they’re solicited through Diamond: this is more a preliminary look at what we may see next year.

Lone Wolf & Cub Gallery Edition

Kazuo Koike’s samurai epic is a tour de force of graphic fiction, and Lone Wolf and Cub Gallery Edition features selections of the late Goseki Kojima’s spectacular illustration reproduced at original size on heavy-stock art paper to preserve the work in detail as it exists today, as close as one can come to owning these rarest of artworks. Including in its entirety the final titanic clash between Ōgami Ittō and Yagyū Retsudō. this deluxe volume is must for collectors and for enthusiasts of the finest comic art ever created.

Reproduced from high-resolution scans at original size from the original art created over forty years ago!

Accompanied by corresponding reproductions in English.

  • Publication Date: May 30, 2018
  • ISBN: 978-1-50670-739-6
  • 11″ x 16″
  • 240 pages
  • $99 USD
  • Order Online: Amazon

The Prisoner Original Art Edition

First released in 1967, The Prisoner was a controversial 1967 UK television series. The comic, originally produced by Marvel Comics in the 70s, was the only attempt to adapt the TV show for a comic book audience. At the time, Marvel had already successfully adapted 2001: A Space Odyssey. Marvel first approached Jack Kirby to adapt the comic, but when not entirely happy with the end result they decided to try a different tact and commissioned Steve Englehart to write the script and Gil Kane to draw it.

Ultimately it was decided to abandon the project and the two comic strips were consigned to annals of comic book history where over time they became the stuff of legend and known as one of the great-unpublished comic books of all times.

This collection, presented for the very first time, is the definitive artist’s edition of those long-lost pages of artwork drawn by two of the truly greatest comic legends. Lovingly scanned from the original artwork and uncorrected, these are facsimile scans of those original pages are exactly as drawn by the two great men.

  • Publication Date: June 06, 2018
  • ISBN: 978-1-78586-287-8
  • 12″ x 17″
  • ??? pages
  • $49.99 USD
  • Order Online: Amazon