NYCC ’17: IDW Debuts Variant Wrightson Artifact Edition & Opens Pre-Order For Variant Kirby Artist’s Editions

by Hannah Means Shannon

IDW have announced that the highly anticipated Bernie Wrightson Artifact Edition highlighting the work of the master comic artist, 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.

IDW’s Artifact Edition measures 12 x 17 inches, is limited to only 100 copies, and will be available for $125.

Pre-orders are available now for pick up at the IDW booth during New York Comic Con at this link.

IDW will also 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 their 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 EditionFeaturing 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 EditionFeaturing 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 EditionFeaturing 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.

These books are extremely limited and are only available by PRE-ORDERING (at www.idwpublishing.com/shop/) for pickup at New York Comic-Con.

ALSO NOTE: Pre-ordering for these 4 books is only available from now until September 24th.