Over the last few years IDW Publishing has brought some of the most incredible exclusives to San Diego Comic-Con. This year they are taking it to the next level. On July 2, the San Diego based publisher announced their line of exclusives for the convention. Some are even available for pre-order on their website for pick up at the convention. Better bring an empty suitcase because you’ll need the space to take home these rarities.
Since debuting their line of Artist’s Editions a few years ago, IDW’s name has become synonymous with these over-sized hardcover books that capture the original look and feel of the artist’s work. These books show everything from the original work from the pencil lines to inking to even some erasings. It is the closest thing to owning the original art. This year you will be able to purchase a wide variety of these stunning collector’s books. Four of these exclusive collections highlight the San Diego exclusives.
The exclusive Artist’s Edition books are not the only rarities coming to SDCC 2013. The list looks at the items available for pre-order now through IDW’s website, but here is more news from IDW.
For My Little Pony fans, IDW has a special surprise! An exclusive glitter variant cover of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” #9. But, here’s the trick: it contains 8 pages of material that isn’t in the regular edition, featuring the Equestrian Girls! Fans worldwide will be clamoring to get a copy of this, and the only place to read this story is in this exclusive, and the only place to get it is the IDW booth at SDCC! This item is limited to 1,000 copies, with a limit of 5 to a customer.
Another My Little Pony treat is the “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” Variant Edition Hardcover. This is the only way to get this material in a hardcover format! With a variant cover by fan-favorite J. Scott Campbell, this edition is limited to 500 copies, priced at $25, with a limit of 3 to a customer, and only available at the IDW booth.
Skelton Crew Studio has done it again, producing not one, but two new “Locke & Key” high-quality pewter key replicas! 100 copies of the “Locke & Key: Sahdow Key” and 100 copies of the “Locke & Key: Music Box Key” will be available for $25 each, only at IDW’s booth, with a limit of 3 to a customer.
“The Hollows” Variant Edition – Exclusive cover by Sam Kieth, limited to 200, priced at $25, only available at the IDW booth, limit of 3 to a customer. Get it signed at the show by Chris Ryall and Sam Kieth!
“The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror” Variant Editon – Cover by Walter Simonson, limited to 100, priced at $25, only available at the IDW booth, limit of 3 to a customer. Get it signed at the show by Walter Simonson and Mark Waid!
“The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Fiction” #1 – Variant cover by Darwyn Cooke, limited to 500, priced at $5, only available at the IDW booth, limit of 5 to a customer. Get it signed at the show by Mark Waid!
“X-Files: Season 10” #1 – Variant cover by Joe Corroney, limited to 500, priced at $10, only available at the IDW booth, limit of 5 to a customer. Get it signed at the show by X-Files creator Chris Carter, writer Joe Harris and artist Joe Corroney!
In addition to all these exclusives, IDW will be debuting advance copies of two highly anticipated books! “Superman: The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies” (100 copies available, priced at $50, only available in the booth) and “Berkeley Works The Art of Berkeley Breathed: From Bloom County and Beyond” (100 copies available, priced at $50, only available in the booth) will be seen for the first time anywhere! Get these books signed at the IDW booth by Dean Mullaney and Berkeley Breathed!
Once again, IDW is proud to have Ashley Wood and Three A as a part of their booth with exclusives in tow! Ash’s “Machine Sabbath” Variant Edition (250 copies available, priced at $25, only available in the booth) and “Glitter Sausage” Variant Edition (500 copies available, priced at $25, only available in the booth) promise to be exciting additions to the Ashley Wood library.
The Best of EC, Vol. 1: Artist’s Edition
“The Best of EC, Vol. 1: Artist’s Edition” This SDCC 2013 Exclusive Edition features a variant cover image and is signed by the legendary Al Feldstein and numbered one of a limited edition of 250 copies.
EC Comics is arguably the finest line of comics ever produced. Whether it was science fiction or war, crime or horror, their entire line stood head and shoulders above the rest of the comics on the newsstands. Now IDW Publishing is pleased to present an Artist’s Edition unlike any other, featuring the best stories by the brightest stars of EC Comics. Remember these stories? “50 Girls 50” by Al Williamson and Frank Frazetta, “The Corpse” by Harvey Kurtzman, “The Flying Machine” by Bernie Krigstein, “Touch and Go” by Johnny Craig, “Judgment Day” by Joe Orlando. All these plus more! And a stunning cover gallery crammed with glorious EC goodness! Available for pre-order and pick up at San Diego Comic-Con.
Artist’s Edition: Best of EC Covers Portfolio
“Artist’s Edition: Best of EC Covers Portfolio” – The EC Covers Artist’s Edition Portfolio is a Comic-Con exclusive, available only from IDW Publishing and featuring 8 classic EC Covers, each one printed on heavy stock and printed to the same exacting standards as all Artist’s Editions including: “Crime Suspenstories” #22 by Johnny Craig, “Tales from the Crypt” #46 by Jack Davis, “Weird Fantasy” #15 by Al Feldstein, “Weird Science-Fantasy” #29 by Frank Frazetta, “Haunt of Fear” #20 by Graham Ingels, “Two-Fisted Tales” #25 by Harvey Kurtzman, “Weird Fantasy” #21 by Al Williamson and Frank Frazetta, “Incredible Science Fiction” #33 by Wally Wood. Available for pre-order and pick up at San Diego Comic-Con.
Mark Schultz’s Xenozoic Tales: Artist’s Edition
“Mark Schultz’s Xenozoic Tales: Artist’s Edition” This SDCC 2013 Exclusive Edition features a variant cover image by Mark Schultz and is limited to 250 copies.
“Xenozoic Tales” is the classic story of a post-apocalyptic future where mankind has retreated to vast subterranean cities to escape a world ravaged by environmental calamities. Centuries later upon emerging from their underground dwellings, they find their civilization is gone―replaced with the most fearsome beasts to ever walk the Earth… Dinosaurs! Mark Schultz delivers an epic adventure tale, one complete with romance and intrigue. Collecting issues 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 of “Xenoxoic Tales,” the final six chapters (so far), and with Schultz at the peak of his artistic powers. Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Roy Krenkel and Wally Wood would have been proud! Available for pre-order and pick up at San Diego Comic-Con.
Jack Davis’ EC Stories Artist’s Edition
“Jack Davis’ EC Stories Artist’s Edition” – This SDCC 2013 Exclusive Edition is signed by Jack Davis himself, features a variant cover image and is limited to 250 copies.
Jack Davis is one of the founding fathers of EC Comics; he is a master of horror, humor and nearly every other genre EC published. Aside from his work at EC, Davis is one of the most prolific and popular commercial artists of all time. His instantly recognizable style has graced covers of Time Magazine and TV Guide, as well as movie posters and stamps. Jack Davis’ EC Stories: Artist’s Edition presents a beautiful selection of some of Davis’ best and most memorable stories – such as “Foul Play” – and an extensive cover gallery – and all at the same size as originally drawn!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Artobiography Variant Edition
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Artobiography Variant Edition” – Variant cover by Kevin Eastman, limited to 250, priced at $50, is available for pre-order from IDW’s web store, limit of 3 to a customer. Get it signed at the show by Eastman.
TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman guides you through a dazzlingly, in-depth look at the creation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. From the modest beginnings to the merchandising, pop culture juggernaut, this collection of concept art, comics pages, and insider–behind-the-scenes notes–has been “sold out” and hard to find for years. But now it’s back in print for a new generation of fans to enjoy.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Collection
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Collection,” Vol. 4 This 2013 Convention Edition features a variant black & white cover image by Kevin Eastman and is limited to 300 copies. Get it signed at the show by Eastman.
Worlds of Sam Kieth
“Worlds of Sam Kieth” Variant Edition – Variant cover by Sam Kieth, limited to 200, priced at $50, it will be available for pre-order from IDW’s web store. Get it signed at the show by Sam Kieth!
Feldstein: The Mad Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein!
“Feldstein: The Mad Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein!” This SDCC 2013 Exclusive Edition features a deluxe slip-case complete with hand sketches & signatures from Feldstein himself and is limited to 100 copies.
This book takes a long-overdue look at the entire remarkable career of this legendary artist, writer, and editor. Both a full biography and a coffee-table art book, we begin with the earliest surviving Feldstein artwork from the High School of Music and Art, present his very earliest comic-book work, and follow his development from the 1940s Victor Fox shop (including the titillating “headlight” comics Junior, Sunny, and Meet Corliss Archer). And we examine his highly visceral work for the classic E.C. comic book line. Along with rare and previously unpublished photographs, the book pictures every E.C. Feldstein comic book cover (many placed alongside the original artwork), presents several complete E.C. stories, plus nearly every splash page and house ad Feldstein did for E.C. We trace his thirty-year career as the editor of “MAD,” and present his post-retirement work as a “fine” artist, including his prize-winning Western canvases and his many commissioned paintings “revisiting” his classic cover images from the 1950s. We examine every aspect of Feldstein’s long career and fascinating personal life, not all of it sweetness and light.