Press Release

The second day of the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con featured yet another stunning announcement from IDW Publishing: the company’s second Marvel Artist’s Edition collection, JOHN ROMITA’S THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. This must-have collector’s hardcover is the fourth in IDW’s Artist’s Edition series and will offer one hundred and forty-four pages of original Romita Spider-Man art.

Romita took over the art duties on Spider-Man after series co-creator Steve Ditko left the book. It was a hard act to follow, but Romita would soon make the book his own and go on to be arguably the most popular Spider-Man artist to ever draw the wall-crawler.

“John Romita Sr. is one of the most beloved artists to ever pencil for Marvel,” said Artist’s Editions editor Scott Dunbier, “his work is beautiful, the lines he lays down exquisite!”

An oversized, hardcover collection, JOHN ROMITA’S THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: ARTIST’S EDITION will feature 144 pages of beautiful stories and a gorgeous cover gallery. All the pages in the ARTIST’S EDITION will be scanned from original art to ensure the highest possible quality reproduction. While appearing to be in black and white, each page will be scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for instance, white-out corrections and blue pencil notations.

JOHN ROMITA’S THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: ARTIST’S EDITION is the second Artist’s Edition announced at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, following WALLY WOOD’S EC STORIES.

“There’s one more Artist’s Edition announcement for this convention, and it’s also huge,” teased Dunbier.

IDW Publishing launched its first Marvel Artist’s Edition at Comic-Con, WALTER SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION, with both a regular and convention exclusive variant.

JOHN ROMITA’S THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: ARTIST’S EDITION ($100, hardcover, black and white, 144 pages,) will be available in stores in 2012.

WALTER SIMONSON’S THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION ($100, hardcover, black and white, 176 pages, 12” x 17”) is now available in stores and through IDW Publishing. ISBN 978-1-61377-038-2.

WALTER SIMONSON’S THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION San Diego Comic-Con Edition ($100, hardcover, black and white, 176 pages, 12” x 17”) is now available only at the IDW booth #2643.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio; and is the print publisher for EA Comics.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.

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3 Comments

  1. randy
    July 21, 2011 at 9:46 pm — Reply

    this would be great to get my hands on, but not for one hundred clams. thats .69 cents a page. this isnt even signed. it’s no wonder my friends get their comics with bittorrent.

    • MarkW
      July 21, 2011 at 10:07 pm — Reply

      Well, they’re not really charging 69 cents a page for a comic book. They’re charging 69 cents a page for a high-end reproduction of 144 pages of original John Romita art pages.

    • Mark C.
      August 27, 2011 at 5:34 am — Reply

      No wonder prices in comics are going up. No one is buying them anymore and getting their comics on bittorrent because they think they’re somehow entitled to things they can’t afford.

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