IDW will premiere their BERNIE WRIGHTSON ARTIFACT EDITION at this years New York Comic Con. At the show they will have a special convention variant which will feature the cover of his classic HOUSE OF SECRETS #92, which was the first appearance of Swamp Thing. The variant cover is now available for pre-order to be picked up at NYCC. In addition they announced three different Jack Kirby Artist Edition variants are also now available for pre-order; a Fantastic Four Variant Artist’s Edition, a Forever People Variant Artist’s Edition, and a Fantastic Four World’s Greatest Variant Artist’s Edition.
All pre-orders are only available until September 24th for pickup at NYCC.
More information as well as cover art is below courtesy of their press release.
IDW DEBUTS WRIGHTSON ARTIFACT EDITION AND OFFERS KIRBY ARTIST’S EDITIONS FOR PRE-ORDER BEFORE NYCC
Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition launches at NYCC –
Limited Convention Variant Cover Available for Pre-order Now
The highly anticipated Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition will premiere on October 5th at the 2017 New York Comic-Con, exclusively at IDW Booth #1844. The Special Convention Variant of this essential Artifact Edition features Wrightson’s classic House of Secrets #92 cover. The issue itself contained the very first appearance of Swamp Thing!
This Artist’s Edition measures 12 x 17 inches, limited to only 100 copies, will be available for $125. Pre-orders are available now for pick up at the IDW booth during New York Comic Con at: http://www.idwpublishing.com/product/bernie-wrightson-artifact-edition-nycc-variant/
IDW will be hosting signings of the book at NYCC with Louise Simonson, who modeled for this iconic image. IDW will bring a limited amount of copies beyond our pre-orders to have for sale at the convention.
Additionally, in celebration of Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday, three very limited Jack Kirby Artist’s Edition variants will be available:
1) Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Variant Artist’s Edition—Featuring Fantastic Four issues #71, 82, 83, 84, and Annual #6 (one of the greatest Kirby FF stories ever, and double-sized to boot), a variant Jack Kirby cover, and an extra bound-in plate unique to this version that is SIGNED and NUMBERED by legendary inker JOE SINNOTT. This Artist’s Edition measures 12 x 17 inches, and is $200.
2) Jack Kirby Forever People Variant Artist’s Edition—Featuring Forever People issues #1, 4, 5, 6, and 7, and a Jack Kirby self-portrait for a variant cover. This Artist’s Edition measures 12 x 17 inches, and is $150.
3) Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four World’s Greatest Variant Artist’s Edition—Featuring Fantastic Four issues #33, 45, 47, and 60, plus more than 20 Kirby FF covers, four fold-outs, and a variant Jack Kirby cover of Fantastic Four #72—arguably the greatest Silver Surfer image of them all! This Artist’s Edition measures a whopping 15 x 22 inches, and is $200.