Comic Review: Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition (IDW Publishing)

A new Artist’s Edition from IDW features comic artist Jim Lee’s work on Marvel’s X-Men. At $150, it is an oversized investment for true fans, with plenty of excellent examples […]

A new Artist’s Edition from IDW features comic artist Jim Lee’s work on Marvel’s X-Men.

At $150, it is an oversized investment for true fans, with plenty of excellent examples of Lee’s highly detailed comic art style. X-Men #1’s main story, co-written by Chris Claremont, and inked by Scott Williams is included in its entirety. Also, several pages from issues 2-10, with various inkers, plus covers, splash pages. There’s also older X-Men pages and pinups.

The artwork is all scanned from the original art pages, giving us an accurate and unvarnished look at Lee’s poses, action scenes, and crosshatching in high detail. There is also a lengthy intro by Scott Williams, describing his time inking Lee’s pencils.

IDW Marvel, Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition hardcover, $150 for 160 pages.

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!