Official Press Release
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic creation! Joe KubertÂ is one of the most lauded artists in the history of comics, a true living legend. He has been a vital creative force since the 1940s and remains so to this day. He has had defining runs onÂ Hawkman,Â Enemy Ace,Â Tor,Â Sgt. Rock, and many others. Among his career highlights isÂ Tarzan of the Apes, andÂ Kubert’s rendition could arguably be called the definitive comic adaptation of the Ape-man.
“To have theÂ TarzanÂ stories I drew commemorate the 100th anniversary of a strip I fell in love with as a kid is the thrill of a lifetime,” saidÂ Joe Kubert, writer and artist of all the stories in thisÂ Artist’s Edition.
ThisÂ Artist’s EditionÂ collects six completeÂ KubertÂ Tarzan adventures, including the classic four-part origin story. Each page is vividly reproduced from the original art and presented as no comics readers have seen before. For fans ofÂ KubertÂ andÂ Tarzan, this new entry in the Eisner-winningÂ Artist’s EditionÂ line must be seen to be believed!
2012 is the centennial year forÂ Tarzan. Created by master storytellerÂ Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan is instantly recognizable to countless fans around the globe. Other notable creations ofÂ Burroughs’ includeÂ John Carter of Mars,Â Korak,Â Carson of Venus, andÂ At the Earth’s Core.
“I first read these comics when I was 10 years old, and they remain some of my favorite stories ever,” said EditorÂ Scott Dunbier, “this is Joe Kubert at his absolute best.”
What is anÂ Artist’s Edition?Â Artist’s EditionsÂ are printed the same size as the 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, and 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.
JOE KUBERT’S TARZAN OF THE APE: ARTIST’S EDITIONÂ ($100, hardcover, black and white, 156 pages, 12″ x 17″) will be available in stores September 2012.
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’sÂ The TRANSFORMERS andÂ G.I. JOE,Â Paramount’sÂ Star Trek;Â HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’sÂ DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. 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, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.