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IDW Heralds Marvel and John Buscema’s Silver Surfer

September 2nd, 2014 by Marc Comments

John Buscema’s Artist’s Edition Traverses The Cosmos

Considered by many to be one of the pinnacles of Silver Age comic book artwork, John Buscema’s innovative work on Marvel’s Silver Surfer will finally be presented in the premiere Artist’s Edition format. Collecting two over-sized complete issues from the acclaimed original run written by Stan Lee, along with a treasure-trove of bonus material, this instant classic will add to IDW’s already expansive line of Marvel Comics collections in the Eisner Award-winning Artist’s Edition format.

Scanned at the highest possible quality, John Buscema’s Silver Surfer: Artist’s Edition collects issue #5, #6 and #8 of Silver Surfer, both double-sized in length. This Artist’s Edition will also collect yet-to-be revealed additional stories from the vast archive of Buscema’s work along with bonus Silver Surfer material.

“Lee and Buscema’s Silver Surfer is one of Marvel’s greatest milestones and it is simply stunning in its rarely seen original format,” said IDW’s President, Greg Goldstein.

An essential component of The House of Ideas, Buscema’s talented hand graced the pages of the most iconic characters for over four decades working on The Avengers, Thor, The Fantastic Four, and The Amazing Spider-Man just to name a few. Launched by Lee and Buscema in 1968, the Silver Surfer’s first solo-series ran for 18 issues, captivating readers and setting the bar incomparably high.

IDW is honored to publish this esteemed collection with the help of Marvel Comics and the Buscema family.

The 12” x 17” collection will be releasing this October, just in time for the holidays. Look for more information and Artist’s Edition announcements in the coming months!





While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for instance, corrections, blue pencils, paste-overs, all the little nuances that make original art unique. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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