One of IDW’s biggest successes has been their Artist Edition collection, which publish black and white art from some of the very best artists of all time – we’re talking Will Eisner, David Mazzucchelli and John Romita, here – in wonderful detail. This year at SDCC the company have announced that more artists will be experiencing the artist edition treatment!
Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell will be reprinted next year, collecting together the five-issue miniseries from this year along with assorted short stories including ‘The Corpse’ and two early comics for Dark Horse. You can read a full interview about this collection on CBR, actually. There’ll be no lettering in this book, as Mignola adds that in at a later date, digitally, when he works.
Sam Kieth’s The Maxx will be collected also. This’ll be made up of the first six issues of the popular Image series.
Walt Simonson has previously had a Thor Artist Edition released, which will be re-released next year with a second printing. However the panel announced a second Simonson collection will be coming down the line – one which collects together his Starslammers graphic novel.
Finally – as appears to have been found out by Joshua Stone from Bleeding Cool – it looks as though next year will also see a collection of Joe Kubert’s Tarzan as an Artist’s Edition. Stone also asked about the possibility of collections from Jim Steranko or Steve Ditko, and got a ‘maybe’ from editor Scott Dunbier