IDW Publishing and Marvel are teaming up again to release their fourth Artist’s Edition collection. The latest features the artwork of the legendary Gil Kane during his tenure on The Amazing Spider-man. Among the more notable stories in the Spidey mythos that were illustrated by Kane include the infamous comics code defying issue that showed an LSD addicted Harry Osborn. And of course the classic and controversial “The Night Gwen Stacy Died”.
Artist’s Editions present the original artwork in its original size and aims to reproduce the work as close as possible to how it was originally created. What you get is a raw look at the initial artwork, giving a nice little peek into the creative process and the skills of the artist being showcased. Included are issues 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, and 121 of The Amazing Spider-man in all their original, unfinished glory included editorial notes, art corrections and blue pencils.
“These Spider-Man stories by Gil Kane are the ones my generation grew up on,” said Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier, “The ones we read and reread until they fell apart. Now we can look at them with a fresh eye and see these stories as we never have before.”
Gil Kane’s The Amazing Spider-man: Artist’s Edition will be released on November 21 and retail for $125.