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)

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