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IDW Announces Reprints of Eisner’s Spirit, Romita’s Spider-Man and Wood’s EC Comics [Comic-Con]

Following Eisner wins for Best Graphic Album – Reprint and Best Publication Design for Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer Artist’s Edition, IDW Publishing has announced three more products in the prestigious Artist’s Edition line: Will Eisner’s The Spirit, John Romita, Sr.’s Spider-Man, and Wally Wood’s ED Comics Stories. These books join the just-released Artist’s Edition of Walt Simonson’s Thor. With all of IDW’s Artist’s Editions, the art presented will be scanned from the original pages to ensure the highest possible quality reproduction. While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art-for instance, white-out corrections and blue pencil notations.WALLY WOOD’S EC STORIES: ARTIST’S EDTION ($125, hardcover, black and white, 144 pages, 15″ x 22″) will be available in October. Pre-order through IDWPublishing.com or local retailer. ISBN 978-1-61377-098-6.

JOHN ROMITA’S THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: ARTIST’S EDITION ($100, hardcover, black and white, 144 pages,) will be available in stores in 2012.

WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT: ARTIST’S EDITION ($125, hardcover, black and white, 144 pages, 15″ x 22″) will be available in 2012.

“I’ve had the thrill of holding most Will’s original Spirit art in my hands,” said Denis Kitchen, Eisner’s longtime publisher and now art agent for the estate. “But no publication of The Spirit that I or any other publisher has issued over the years has done true justice to Will’s originals. The delicate brush feathering, hint of pencils, even areas of White-out, are effectively lost with standard reproduction. That will finally change when IDW’s large Artist’s Edition comes out. I’m delighted to finally be able to share the sheer pleasure of these authentic reproduction with other aficionados.”

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