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Top ten longest gaps between AE format books

This year saw AE fans wait what seemed like months between releases. We became complacent during the AE publishing boom of 2016-2018. But waiting has always been the hardest part…

Special thanks to Patreon patron F. Omar Telan for this chart.

RankTitleGapTitle
1Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition (8/3/11)350 daysDave Stevens’ The Rocketeer Artist’s Edition (8/18/10)
2John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man Artist’s Edition (2/1/12)182 daysWalter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition (8/3/11)
3Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County Artist’s Edition (6/12/19)161 daysJim Lee DC Legends Artifact Edition (1/2/19)
4David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again: Artist’s Edition (6/27/12)126 daysWally Wood’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition (2/22/12)
5Gil Kane’s The Amazing Spider-Man Artist’s Edition (1/9/13)100 daysAlien: The Illustrated Story, The Original Art Edition (10/1/12)
6Ed Piskor: The Fantagraphics Studio Edition (1/22/20, estimated)98 daysFrank Thorne’s Ghita, An Erotic Treasury Vol II (10/16/19)
7John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 2 Artist’s Edition (1/29/14)84 daysJeff Smith’s Bone: The Great Cow Race Artist’s Edition (11/6/13)
7 (tie)Frank Thorne’s Red Sonja Art Edition (4/23/14)84 daysJohn Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 2 Artist’s Edition (1/29/14)
9Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition (4/10/13)77 daysMAD Artist’s Edition (1/23/13)
9 (tie)Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Frank Miller Gallery Edition (5/18/16)77 daysGraham Ingels’ EC Stories Artist’s Edition (3/2/16)

Also, check out the Master List of all AE format books and click a column to sort by release date, publisher, or title.

By Scott VanderPloeg

Scott works in I.T. but lives to eat and read. His other ramblings can be found at Comic Book Daily and eBabble. Modest art collection at Comic Art Fans.