In September, IDW will celebrate the dynamic artwork and storytelling of industry icon Todd McFarlane with the addition of Todd McFarlaneâ€™s Spider-Man Artistâ€™s Edition to its multiple Eisner Awardâ€“winning line.
Experience one of the most acclaimed runs in Spider-Man history like never before!
Todd McFarlaneâ€™s gorgeous work on Spider-Man was nothing less than groundbreaking. His intense version of the web-slinging wallcrawler took the character to new heights, instilling in the character a new sense of energy and vitalityâ€”first in The Amazing Spider-Man, written by David Michelinie, and then in a spin-off series, with both art and story by McFarlane himself. The impact that his dynamic artwork has had on the comics industryâ€”on his legions of fans and the artists who have been inspired by and have emulated himâ€”is truly immeasurable.
â€œThe impact that McFarlane had on the comics industry was like a thunderbolt striking the art form, and his work continues to resonate to this day with fans the world over,â€ says Scott Dunbier, IDWâ€™s Director of Special Projects and award-winning originator of the Artistâ€™s Edition format.
This Artistâ€™s Edition will include nearly 100 pages of interior art selected from 24 issues of his consequential The Amazing Spider-Man run, almost 60 pages from his record-setting Spider-Manseries, and 25 covers spanning such titles 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 Artistâ€™s Edition, as do the Hulk, Wolverine, and the ever-delightful Mary Jane Watson-Parker. Plus, one of the most infamous characters introduced in that eraâ€”the villainous Venom, co-created by McFarlaneâ€”takes the spotlight in a number of pages, including his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #299!
As with all Artistâ€™s Editions, each gorgeous plate will be reproduced from meticulous scans of the original art, with all the distinctive creative nuances that make original art uniqueâ€”a perfect representation of the work in its original form.
Todd McFarlaneâ€™s Spider-Man Artistâ€™s Edition is available for pre-order via booksellers and comic book specialty retailers. For more details and pre-order options, visit Penguin Random House or visit www.comicshopl