Fans were overjoyed last year when IDW announced an Artist’s Edition for Batman: Year One, the acclaimed storyline from writer Frank Miller and artist David Mazzucchelli.  The Artist’s Editions format  are oversized editions that reprint the original art with white out, notes and painstaking details included from high resolution scans.
The Beat is proud to preview an exclusive look at the layouts and inks for two pages from the Batman: Year One Artist’s Edition hardcover.
Batman: Year One Artist’s Edition is priced at $150 and is slated for release on August 13, 2024.
Batman: Year One Artist's Edition

An Artist’s Edition featuring the groundbreaking reinterpretation of Batman’s origin by comic book titans Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli. The entire groundbreaking story is included in this 14 x 21 inch collection, the same size as most of the pages were drawn.

In 1986, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli produced this groundbreaking reinterpretation of the origin of Batman: who he is and how he came to be. Sometimes careless and naive, this Dark Knight is far from the flawless vigilante he is today. In his first year on the job, Batman feels his way around a Gotham City far darker than the one he left. His solemn vow to extinguish the town’s criminal element is only half the battle. Along with Lieutenant James Gordon, the Dark Knight must also fight a police force more corrupt than the scum in the streets. Batman: Year One stands next to Batman: The Dark Knight Returns on the mantle of greatest Batman graphic novels of all time. 

This edition includes the complete graphic novel and a new introduction by David Mazzucchelli. All of Mazzucchelli’s layouts are presented, giving true insight into a master storytellers process from initial spark to completed page. This is an art book featuring rare and beautiful imagery, a collection for connoisseurs of the form. Chip Kidd, the legendary designer, will be guiding the look of the project.

The volume collects Batman #404–407.