New John Byrne’s Marvel Classics Artifact Edition Now Available for Online Preorder and Booth Pick-Up
SAN DIEGO, CA (September 12, 2019) – IDW Publishing proudly welcomes John Byrne, the legendary comic book writer/artist, for a rare convention appearance at this year’s New York Comic-Con alongside the Convention Exclusive variant cover debut of John Byrne’s Marvel Classics Artifact Edition.
Byrne will be signing at Booth #1844 twice a day on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 3-5, with exact times to be announced closer to the show. Stay tuned to IDW social media for details! Any IDW-published comic book, graphic novel, or art book by John Byrne can be signed free of charge. However, with the purchase of the John Byrne’s Marvel Classics Artifact Edition, the buyer will be granted the opportunity for up to five (5) non-IDW items to be signed – a rare chance for fans to get Byrne’s autograph on his most celebrated comics work. John Byrne’s Marvel Classics Artifact Edition is a 168-page masterpiece measuring 12” x 17”, with its wraparound convention exclusive cover being the first-ever AE-style book to feature that cover style. Featuring Byrne’s work from The Avengers, Captain America, Marvel Team-Up, and more, this Artifact Edition includes six (6) pages reproduced from the artist’s pencils on the never-completed Captain America #257. IDW’s Artist and Artifact Editions, edited by Scott Dunbier, feature scans of original art printed at the same size they were drawn, capturing all the nuances that make original art special and unique (blue pencil notations, tape, white-out, margin notes, and more), mimicking the look and feel of the actual hand drawn pages. When reached for comment Byrne said, “Wait, are you SURE I agreed to this? Curse you, Dunbier!” Please follow the below link to preorder this very special NYCC exclusive book for pick-up at IDW booth #1844. The deadline to place preorders to ensure stocking and fulfillment at NYCC is September 20th.
Creator Bio: John Byrne is a comic-book writer and artist. Since the mid-1970s, Byrne has worked on many major American superheroes. Byrne's better-known work has been on Marvel Comics' X-Men and Fantastic Four and the 1986 relaunch of DC Comics' Superman franchise, the first issue of which featured comics' first variant cover. Coming into the comics profession exclusively as a penciler, Byrne began co-plotting the X-Men comics during his tenure on them and launched his writing career in earnest with Fantastic Four (where he started inking his own pencils). During the 1990s he produced a number of creator-owned works, including Next Men and Danger Unlimited. He scripted the first issues of Mike Mignola's Hellboy series and produced a number of Star Trek comics for IDW Publishing. In 2015, Byrne was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.
About IDW IDW Publishing stands proudly at the forefront of printed visual entertainment, cultivating a formidable library of world-renowned licensed brands and creator-owned original IP. Its diverse array of comic books, graphic novels, and art books deliver reading enjoyment to fans of all ages. Its award-winning imprints The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions preserve the valuable cultural history of the sequential art medium, while titles under the critically acclaimed Top Shelf and Black Crown banners celebrate fiercely independent voices. IDW Publishing is a division of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC: IDWM), a fully integrated media company with robust offerings in publishing, tabletop gaming, multimedia entertainment, and art exhibition via the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.