IDW Publishing and Marvel close NYCC 2014 with the last of their four joint announcements as they reveal a project that will celebrate the most iconic Marvel characters and fan-favorite storylines in an all-new, deluxe, limited-edition format produced by IDW Limited.
The Marvel Artist Select series will feature stories hand-picked by the featured artist and packaged in deluxe, oversize tray cases containing many extras, including signed plates, hand-drawn original artwork, and much more. Each volume will focus on one Marvel character with the first four chosen being Spider-Man, Daredevil, Hulk, and Iron Man and many of the top creators that are so closely associated with these iconic heroes.
The Artist Select Series will be available in a three different tiers of increasingly rare and collectible editions. The Red Label edition, will feature signed, hand-numbered plates, and Black and Blue Label editions, will add even more deluxe touches such as original, hand-drawn artwork from the talent involved with the series, portfolio pieces, and more. All books in the Artist Select Series will feature exclusive covers and hand-built tray cases available solely through this release. The books will be available direct-to-consumer through the IDW Limited website, with the Red Label editions also being offered through the comic market.
“To be able to create limited-edition versions of the comic books we grew up on is a dream come true,” said IDW President, Greg Goldstein. “This line is going to be something special. We plan on going to great lengths to create the kind of books that will be the absolute treasure of any fan’s collection. We’re going to work with the biggest names, and make sure we deliver an absolutely top-notch line of books.”
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