Todd McFarlane’s Spider-Man Gets IDW Artist’s Edition


At Todd McFarlane’s Spider Man is the latest legendary comic book series to get an artist’s edition from IDW, the company announced in a press release on Monday. IDW invites readers to “experience one of the most acclaimed runs in Spider-Man history like never before” by paying IDW nearly $200 for the hardcover book.

The synopsis:

Experience one of the most acclaimed races in Spider-Man history like never before!

Todd McFarlane’s magnificent work on Spider-Man was nothing short of groundbreaking. His intense take on the web-slinging wallcrawler took the character to new heights, infusing the character with a new sense of energy and vitality – first in The Amazing Spider-Man, written by David Michelinie, then in a spin-off series, featuring both art and story by McFarlane himself. The impact his dynamic artwork has had on the comics industry – on his legions of fans and on the artists who have inspired and emulated him – is truly immeasurable.

IDW Director Scott Dunbier discussed McFarlane’s desperately needed impact on IDW’s bottom line with this $200 book in the press release:

The impact McFarlane had on the comics industry was like a thunderbolt hitting the art form, and his work continues to resonate with fans around the world to this day.

And as for what the Todd McFarlane’s Spider-Man Artist’s Edition will understand for this $200? The press release has it too. Damn, why are we even writing this article? We could have copied and pasted everything!

This Artist’s Edition will include nearly 100 pages of interior art selected from 24 issues of his The Amazing Spider-Man series, nearly 60 pages from his record-breaking Spider-Man series, and 25 covers covering titles such as The Amazing Spider -Man. , Spider-Man, Marvel Age, Marvel Tales, and more.

Classic villains like the Green Goblin, Hobgoblin, Sandman, the Vulture, Morbius and the Lizard all make appearances in this artist’s edition, as do the Hulk, Wolverine and the ever-lovely Mary Jane Watson-Parker. Additionally, one of the most infamous characters introduced during this era, the villainous Venom, co-created by McFarlane, is featured in several pages, including his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #299!

As with all artists’ editions, each beautiful board will be reproduced from meticulous scans of the original art, with all the distinctive creative nuances that make the original art unique – a perfect representation of the work in its original form. .

Todd McFarlane’s Spider-Man Artist’s Edition will be released in September and is available for pre-order now, unless you’re some kind of stingy.

Todd McFarlane’s Spider-Man Artist’s Edition
By Todd McFarlane & David Michelinie
ISBN 978-1-68405-932-4
US$150.00 / C$195.00
192 pages, black and white hardcover, 14″ x 21″
On sale: September 21, 2022

Posted in: Comics, IDW, Marvel Comics | Tagged: idw, marvel, spider-man, todd mcfarlane

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Lucas E. Kelly