Comic Review: John Buscema’s Marvel Heroes Artist’s Edition (IDW Publishing)

For those of us who are fans of the late John Buscema, IDW’s Marvel Heroes Artist’s Edition is just the thing. If you’ve got $150 to throw down for an […]

For those of us who are fans of the late John Buscema, IDW’s Marvel Heroes Artist’s Edition is just the thing.

If you’ve got $150 to throw down for an excellent oversized summary of Buscema’s best Marvel superhero work, this collection is ideal. As we know by now, the IDW Artist’s Editions are a class act. The original art is photographed in full colour at high resolution and reproduced clearly and sharply. All the artwork notations, corrections, and pencil marks are still visible.

This volume is a dream come true. It features a few of John Buscema’s (1927-2002) best stories from Avengers, Sub-Mariner, and Thor, PLUS dozens of covers. The covers include Avengers, Fantastic Four, My Love Queen-Size Special, Sub-Mariner, Thor, and more. PLUS dozens more interior pages, from Avengers, (natch) Fantastic Four, Sub-Mariner, Thor, Captain America, and more.

It’s a beautiful package, with plenty of battles of bulky heroes, bevies of beautiful buxom women, and loads of gangsters bearing guns!

IDW Marvel, John Buscema’s Marvel Heroes Artist’s Edition, $150 for 194 pages hardcover.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

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!!