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. If the polls below don’t load you may be viewing the AMP version of this page: please select the Desktop Site option or click here.

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)
  • Deadman: Kelley Jones Gallery Edition (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Reed Crandall’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition (3%, 3 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)
  • 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)
  • Spawn Vault Edition (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jim Davis’ Garfield The Original Art Daily and Sunday Archive (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: Black Hole By Charles Burns (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Deadman: Kelley Jones Gallery Edition (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor The Return Of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition (5%, 4 Votes)
  • The Book Of Ballads, The Original Art Edition (5%, 4 Votes)
  • P. Craig Russell’s Strange Dreams Artist’s Edition (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Chris Samnee’s Daredevil: Artist’s Edition (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Michael Kaluta’s Starstruck Artist’s Edition (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Reed Crandall’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Jack Kirby The Forever People Artist’s Edition (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Spawn Vault Edition (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant (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)
  • Alex Toth’s Bravo For Adventure Artist’s Edition (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Chris Samnee’s Daredevil: Artist’s Edition (4%, 3 Votes)
  • The Book Of Ballads, The Original Art Edition (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Deadman: Kelley Jones Gallery Edition (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Jack Kirby The Forever People Artist’s Edition (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Michael Kaluta’s Starstruck Artist’s Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Reed Crandall’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • America’s Best Comics Artist’s Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Jim Davis’ Garfield The Original Art Daily and Sunday Archive (1%, 1 Votes)
  • P. Craig Russell’s Jungle Book and Other Stories Fine Art Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • P. Craig Russell’s Strange Dreams Artist’s Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Spawn Vault Edition (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant (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)
  • Chris Samnee’s Daredevil: Artist’s Edition (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez (6%, 5 Votes)
  • P. Craig Russell’s Jungle Book and Other Stories Fine Art Edition (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Black Hole By Charles Burns (2%, 2 Votes)
  • The Book Of Ballads, The Original Art Edition (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Reed Crandall’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Michael Kaluta’s Starstruck Artist’s Edition (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Spawn Vault Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Deadman: Kelley Jones Gallery Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Alex Toth’s Bravo For Adventure Artist’s 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)
  • Jim Davis’ Garfield The Original Art Daily and Sunday Archive (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition (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)
  • Alex Toth’s Bravo For Adventure Artist’s Edition (4%, 20 Votes)
  • P. Craig Russell’s Jungle Book and Other Stories Fine Art Edition (4%, 20 Votes)
  • Chris Samnee’s Daredevil: Artist’s Edition (4%, 19 Votes)
  • America’s Best Comics Artist’s Edition (4%, 18 Votes)
  • Reed Crandall’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition (4%, 18 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Black Hole By Charles Burns (4%, 17 Votes)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez (4%, 17 Votes)
  • Michael Kaluta’s Starstruck Artist’s Edition (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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