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    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #18 Chosen for Artist’s Edition Month

    New Books Celebrate the Award-Winning Line Source: IDW Publishing Special Thanks to Kahlil Schweitzer and Dirk Wood

    Exclusive first look at Jeff Zornow`s cover for Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #18 Artist’s Edition. Image courtesy of IDW Publishing. © 2014 Toho Co., Ltd.

    2014 has been a monumental year for IDW’s Artist’s Editions, with releases from a staggering amount of iconic creators that range from Jack Kirby to Charles Schulz as well as an Eisner Award for Best Archival Collection for Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition. The first-hand look at original art is always something to behold, and this November, IDW will bring this unique experience to current ongoing titles during the second-annual Artist’s Edition Month! Gracing the cover of 12 titles this November, artists will one again provide homage covers to the traditional drawing board style that is displayed throughout IDW’s award-winning Artist’s Edition series. With paste-ups, blue-lines, whiteout, and notes, these special covers harken back to a different era of comic book creation. Look for the Artist’s Edition variants cover for the following titles at a local comic shop near you: • Borderlands #5 • Edward Scissorhands #2 • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #208 • Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #18 • Judge Dredd #25 • The Maxx: Maxximized #13 • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #25 • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #2 • Transformers: Drift: Empire of Stone #1 • The X-Files: Season 10 #18 • V-Wars #7 • Winterworld #5 Additionally, each participating title will also be available with a blank sketch variant cover so you can draw your own, or get your favorite artist to truly personalize your book. Look for these titles to make their way into comic shops beginning this November as well as the highly anticipated Enemy Ace Artist’s Edition.

    What is an 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 & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art-for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.

    About IDW Publishing

    IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro`s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount`s STAR TREK; HBO`s TRUE BLOOD; the BBC`s DOCTOR WHO; Toho`s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio. IDW`s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay`s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

    About Toho Co., Ltd.

    Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-eight Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in 1954, and masterpiece films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho has been the number one distributor of motion pictures in Japan (both domestic and foreign) for eight consecutive years since 2003. The company is also, throughout Japan, the leading producer of theatrical works and one of the largest owners of office buildings and theaters.

    For more information on IDW`s Godzilla comics, please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan:

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