Jack Kirby’s Most Anticipated Artist’s Edition Is Coming!
February 26, 2017

IDW To Release Brand New Artist Edition Featuring Marvel’s Fantastic Four

San Diego, CA (February 23, 2017) – IDW Publishing continues to celebrate the King of Comics’ centennial birthday, this time with the forthcoming release of Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four World’s Greatest Artist’s Edition. Jack Kirby and Stan Lee crafted what is considered to be one of the greatest runs ever in comic book history and this volume makes a solid case to bestow that honor on it!

Clocking in at 168 pages and measuring a huge 15” x 22”—the same size as Kirby’s original art—this book will feature four complete “twice-up” stories from the absolute prime of the run: Issue #33 (“Side-by-Side With the Sub-Mariner”), #45 (“Among Us Hide… the Inhumans!”), #47 (“Beware the Hidden Land!”), and #60 (“The Peril and the Power!”). The last issue is the final chapter of the classic storyline in which Dr.  Doom steals the Silver Surfer’s board!

“People have literally begged for an oversized Kirby Fantastic Four book,” said Artist’s Edition Editor, Scott Dunbier. “This volume will truly live up to the title WORLD’S GREATEST Artist’s Edition!”

“Kirby’s artistic style will always be synonymous with the Fantastic Four,” said Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing, David Gabriel. “It’s an honor to continue working with IDW to celebrate Jack’s artwork with Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four World’s Greatest Artist’s Edition.”

In addition to the four stellar issues presented, there will be what can only be called the greatest Jack Kirby gallery of art ever, one that will include a staggering 22 Kirby Fantastic Four Covers and many incredible pin-ups, splashes, and interior pages from classic issues dating back all the way to Fantastic Four #3! If you thought the first Kirby Fantastic Four book was great, well, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

This essential Artist’s Edition will become available to own this July.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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