Top Shelf reveals SDCC exclusives from Lemire and Campbell

Top Shelf Productions describes its pair of Comic-Con International exclusives as "jaw-dropping," and it's tough to argue with that.

The first is a gorgeous deluxe slipcase edition of Essex County, collecting Jeff Lemire's award-winning trilogy about life in a rural community in Southwestern Ontario. This foil-stamped edition features a letterpress bookplate signed and numbered by Lemire.

Priced at $75, it's limited to just 500 copies (three per person). There's also a very limited edition (just 50 copies) with an original sketch by Lemire.

The second is a hardcover "Private Reserve" edition of Eddie Campbell's Bacchus Omnibus: Volume 1, collecting the first half of his epic about the 4,000-year-old Roman god living in modern times. This signed and numbered edition contains new notes and commentary by Campbell. Limited to just 250 copies (three per person), it's also priced at $75.

The exclusives are available for preorder from IDW Publishing's webstore. Those who do preorder will be able to pick up the books during the convention from the Top Shelf (#1721) or IDW booths (#2743), or from the San Diego Comic Art Gallery in San Diego's Point Loma area.

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