Exclusive: IDW Announces ‘Miracleman Artifact Edition’ [Preview]
Miracleman, aka Marvelman, has one of the most convoluted publishing histories in comics. Created by Mick Anglo, but very closely modeled on Fawcett's Captain Marvel, the character has passed between several owners and publishers over the years, and run afoul of all sorts of legal entanglements. Those complications seemed to be resolved by a recent court case --- so this is clearly the perfect time to add yet another publisher to the character's long history!
IDW is getting into the Miracleman game with a deluxe hardcover 'Artifact Edition' reproducing pages from the 1980s Miracleman revival in Warrior magazine, by artists Garry Leach, Alan Davis and John Totleben and "the Original Writer." (Pssst; it's Alan Moore.)
Like IDW's celebrated Artist's Edition collections, Artifact Editions reproduce the original artwork at actual size, complete with notes and corrections --- though Artifact Editions collect only the available pages and selected extras, and not complete stories. These IDW editions offer an awesome opportunity to see the art from some of comics' greatest masterworks in a raw form, so that readers can really appreciate the craft of the comic. The Alan Moore (shhh) Miracleman opus is a very welcome and valuable addition to the IDW bookshelf.
Here's the solicitation info, and the cover and a few exclusive full-page reproductions from the collectiion:
Miracleman Artifact Edition HC
The Original Writer (w) • Garry Leach, Alan Davis, John Totleben, and more (a) • John Totleben (c)
Miracleman was launched 30 years ago in the now legendary Warrior magazine. It turned the concept of "super-hero" on its ear with big ideas that helped redefine an entire genre... when Miracleman fought Kid Miracle Man on the streets of London... well, things would never be the same.
And then there was the art.
Miracleman had a true knack for bringing out the best work from extraordinary artists. Starting with co-creator Garry Leach, followed by Alan Davis (and others) and finishing with one of the most amazing endings in comics history by the phenomenal John Totleben, Miracleman was a work of art painted on a grand canvas, unlike anything before or since.
HC • BW • $95.00 net discount item • 144 Pages • 15” x 20” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-392-7