IDW Publishing and Yoe Books are teaming up for a new line of collections devoted to Marvel Comics through the years, coinciding with the celebration of Marvel’s 80 years of publishing.
Yoe will debut its retrospective Marvel Masterwork Pin-Ups as the first in a series to continue through 2019. The collection puts together the pin-up artwork of legendary Silver Age creators in a single volume for the first time. Included in the volume is the work of renowned creators Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Jim Steranko, Don Heck, John Byrne, Barry Windsor-Smith, John Severin, Wally Wood, Dan Decarlo, John Romita and many more.
The pin-ups by these marvelous artists feature fan-favorite characters such as Spider-Man, Thor, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, The Hulk, The X-Men, the Fantastic Four and more, plus nefarious villains like Doctor Doom. Even Dan DeCarlo's Millie the Model will appear in the volume.
"I'm the person that I am (such as that is) because of Stan, Jack, Steve, and the other early Marvel creators inspiring me in my Peter Parker teenage-years,” editor Craig Yoe said in a statement. “To take this ‘journey into history’ with this -- the first in a line of Marvel books -- is an amazing, fantastic, incredible thrill for this proud charter member of the Merry Marvel Marching Society!"
With 120 pages of epic color pin-ups, Marvel Masterwork Pin-Ups is available now for pre-order and retails for $34.99. A few examples are included below.