(Source: IDW Publishing)
John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man: Artist’s Edition is the next book in the ongoing Artist’s Edition series from IDW Publishing. Collecting six classic issues from Romita’s stellar run on The Amazing Spider-Man, each and every page scanned from the original art and presented at full size, the same as it looked on Romita’s drawing table.
“It’s such a treat to put these books together and be able to get up close and see pages by great artists, like John Romita,” said Artist’s Editions Editor, Scott Dunbier “His work is so precise and clean, he is one of the true masters of the Silver Age of comics.”
As Harry Knowles of Aintitcool.com wrote, “Track this puppy down–go down to your local comic shop and pre-order it. You don’t want to try picking this up on the second hand market.” John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man: Artist’s Edition is in stores on February 1st.
What is an Artist’s Edition?
Artist’s Editions are printed the same size as the original art. While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.
Previous Artist’s Editions include Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer: Artist’s Edition and Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s Edition. The Rocketeer: Artist’s Edition won two Eisner Awards last year, for Best Archival Project and Best Design.
John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man: Artist’s Edition ($100, hardcover, black and white, 152 pages,) will be available in stores in February.