IDW Publishing and Marvel close NYCC 2014 with the last of their four joint announcements as they reveal a project that will celebrate the most iconic Marvel characters and fan-favorite storylines in an all-new, deluxe, limited-edition format produced by IDW Limited.
The Marvel Artist Select series will feature stories hand-picked by the featured artist and packaged in deluxe, oversize tray cases containing many extras, including signed plates, hand-drawn original artwork, and much more. Each volume will focus on one Marvel character with the first four chosen being Spider-Man, Daredevil, Hulk, and Iron Man and many of the top creators that are so closely associated with these iconic heroes.
The Artist Select Series will be available in a three different tiers of increasingly rare and collectible editions. The Red Label edition, will feature signed, hand-numbered plates, and Black and Blue Label editions, will add even more deluxe touches such as original, hand-drawn artwork from the talent involved with the series, portfolio pieces, and more. All books in the Artist Select Series will feature exclusive covers and hand-built tray cases available solely through this release. The books will be available direct-to-consumer through the IDW Limited website, with the Red Label editions also being offered through the comic market.
“To be able to create limited-edition versions of the comic books we grew up on is a dream come true,” said IDW President, Greg Goldstein. “This line is going to be something special. We plan on going to great lengths to create the kind of books that will be the absolute treasure of any fan’s collection. We’re going to work with the biggest names, and make sure we deliver an absolutely top-notch line of books.”
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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, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.