Even an android will cry over this smashing book…
IDW has done so many wonderful Artist’s Editions over the years, it’s easy to take them for granted. But there’s one coming this autumn that is likely to blow you away: John Buscema’s Marvel Heroes Artist’s Edition.
Dig the official description from IDW’s latest solicitations:
John Buscema’s Marvel Heroes Artist’s Edition
John Buscema (w & a & c)
Featuring an outstanding sampling of Big John Buscema’s classic stories, covers, and interior pages from the mid 1960s to the later ‘70s, all in the groundbreaking and multi-Eisner Award-winning Artist’s Edition format!
Buscema was a true “artist’s artist,” his stellar anatomy, coupled with dynamic storytelling, made him one of the most revered and respected artists in the Marvel Pantheon. This volume will contain several complete stories (including Avengers and Sub-Mariner), plus incredible examples of art from his runs on Avengers, Fantastic Four, Thor, Sub-Mariner, and more. There will be a gallery section chock full of covers. And, as with all Artist’s Editions, all the art in this book has been scanned from Buscema’s originals, enabling the reader to be able to clearly view each page as never before—clearly seeing pencils, editorial notations, ink gradients, more—all the little details and nuances that makes original art unique. Unless you were looking over John Buscema’s shoulder in his studio, you’ll never have a better opportunity than this to see his artwork as it truly looks!
BONUS—This book will feature several foldouts presenting a number of Buscema’s early, larger covers at full size—a true treat for art lovers!
HC • BW • $150 • 176 pages • 12” x 17” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-871-6
A few thoughts:
— The book is due in October but the exact release date hasn’t been announced yet.
— I can only imagine what those foldouts will look like. It really is something to see great, original art at that scale.
— It’s a good time to be a fan of Big John. FPG is also working on the coffee-table retrospective The Art of John Buscema. Click here for an early SNEAK PEEK.
— JOHN BUSCEMA: A Birthday Appreciation, by JOE JUSKO. Click here.
— 13 COVERS: A JOHN BUSCEMA Birthday Celebration. Click here.
March 23, 2021
Diamond list the release date as October 13, 2021: https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/APR210625
March 23, 2021
Why, thank you! Subject to change, naturally, but good catch!