This variant cover edition features a pencil version of the New Gods #1 cover by Jack Kirby. It is limited to 200 copies.
The Jack Kirby New Gods: Artist's Edition will collect Issues 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of NEW GODS—the most important Fourth World book. Written and drawn by Jack Kirby, with inks by Mike Royer on all but the first two issues, this classic collection was originally published by DC Comics and is the very first Artist's Edition to feature the legendary artistic prowess of "King Kirby!" Nearly every page of this Artist's Edition has been scanned from the original art, and is presented in the multi award-winning format that was conceived and first presented by IDW Publishing! Jack Kirby has correctly been called the King of Comics. In a career that began in the Golden Age of Comics, Kirby virtually kick-started the medium. He created (or co-created): Captain America, Manhunter, The Newsboy Legion, The Fantastic Four, Challengers of the Unknown, The X-Men, The Incredible Hulk… the list goes on and on.
Now, for the first time ever, you can see Jack Kirby's stunning originals in all their full-sized glory—You think you've seen Jack Kirby's art before? You ain't seen nothing yet!
Brought to you by the same team responsible for the Eisner Award-winning Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer: Artist's Edition and Wally Wood's EC Stories: Artist's Edition.
AN ARTIST'S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART.
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.