Following up this weekend’s release of Walter Simonson’s Thor: Artist Edition, IDW has announced an expansion to their exclusive line of reprints with Wally Wood’s EC Stories: Artist Edition.
EC, or Entertaining Comics, was a comic book publishing company that focused mainly on crime, horror, military, and science fiction stories. And Wally Wood‘s stories were some of the most celebrated. IDW’s Artist Editions are oversize hardcovers that feature full page presentation of the artwork in the same size of the artist’s original work. The original artwork is scanned to preserve the integrity of the work for the highest quality reproductions possible. Artists tend to sell their art pages through dealers and shows, so if you’re looking for a nice collection of EC stories, then this isn’t for you. However, if you want to have a beautiful, gigantic, art book that features some of the best comic art in the history of the medium, then make sure to pick this up.
The era of EC is one of the most interesting times in the history of comics. These stories predated the comics code, and were ultimately shut down because of censorship of their material. Not only are these stories interesting politically, but they are also rich with creative and beautiful writing and art of which the likes we haven’t seen since. This is bound to be a must have for any collector, or anyone that appreciates incredible artwork.
Wally Wood’s EC Stories: Artist Edition follows Walter Simonson’s Thor and Dave Steven’s The Rocketeer as the third entry into the Artist Edition line from IDW. It retails at a more than reasonable $125, is presented in the original black and white style, and will be available in October. Preodering is the way to go with these Artist Editions as they are typically a small print run, and you can do so through IDW’s official website or through your local retailers.
Check here below for the gorgeous cover to this massive hardcover.
In addition to this news, IDW also released a tease that two more Artist Editions will be announced over the SDCC weekend, so stay tuned here at Geeks of Doom to follow all of your Comic-Con needs.