Test your knowledge: AE firsts!

We’re celebrating 2020 as the 10th anniversary of the Artist’s Edition format. As part of that here’s a quiz to test your knowledge of the books from the last ten years. Read the question and when you think you have the answer click it to expand for the answer.

The first Artist’s Edition format book?

The first use of an acetate overlay?

The first slipcased Artist’s Edition?

The first Artist’s Edition with two regular covers?

Marvel Covers: The Modern Era Artist’s Edition. McFarlane’s Spider-Man and Kieth’s Wolverine.

The first Artist’s Edition with the regular edition including a signature?

Sam Kieth’s The Maxx Artist’s Edition. No variants, every one included a signature plate.

The first Artist’s Edition to have a remarqued cover?

The first Artist’s Edition to be solicited but later cancelled?

G.I. Joe A Real American Hero Artist’s Edition.

The first Artist’s Edition to get a second print?

The first Artist’s Edition to offer a remarqued edition?

The first Artist’s Edition to feature newspaper strips (albeit unpublished)?

Joe Kubert’s Tor Artist’s Edition. Kubert’s Tor newspaper submission.

The first Artist’s Edition to contain material from DC?

The first Artist’s Edition to include Steve Ditko?

The first Artist’s Edition to feature all coloured pages?

Eric Powell’s The Goon Artist’s Edition. Also the first Artist’s Edition to include a graphic novel.

The first Artist’s Edition to ship on schedule?

The first Artist’s Edition to be late six or more months?

Basil Wolverton’s Weird Worlds Artist’s Edition. Solicited for February 2014, published October 2014.

The first Artist’s Edition designed by someone other than Randall Dahlk?

The first Artist’s Edition with a landscape orientation?

The first Artist’s Edition to include two books?

Chris Samnee’s Daredevil Artist’s Edition. Slipcased with a hardcover and a softcover.

The first Artist’s Edition to include a story not illustrated by the volume’s artist?

The first Artist’s Edition to mention the inker on the cover?