IDW and Yoe Books announce new hardcover Marvel Comics collections, beginning with “Marvel Masterwork Pin-Ups”
Besides putting out great original and licensed comics content, IDW are also really good about releasing high-quality “archive” style collections. Look no further than their oversized spotlights on, say, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s “Born Again” arc in Daredevil or John Byrne’s X-Men if you need proof (and have lots of money).
This year, IDW will team up with Yoe Books for a series of hardcovers that spotlight various aspects of Marvel Comics history. They’ll kick it off with Marvel Masterwork Pin-Ups, which is just what it sounds like: a collection of full-page pieces from some of the greatest artists of the Silver Age. Names like Jack Kirby, John Romita, Steve Ditko, and Barry Windsor-Smith are just the tip of the iceberg, with characters like Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four gorgeously realized in the oversized collection. And this is just the first book in an entire series, so IDW and Yoe clearly have more greatness planned for the future.
Check out the details below.
Yoe Books Launches Marvel Hardcover Program Spanning Decades
of Glorious Art and Comics History
Marvel Masterwork Pin-Ups Dazzles as Debut Title
in Brand-New Marvel Line from IDW Imprint
SAN DIEGO, CA (April 2, 2019) – IDW Publishing and Yoe Books are proud to announce a new line of Marvel Comics collections, a sensational series of large-format hardcovers curating the finest artwork from the Golden Age’s four-color foundations all the way up to the Marvel Age’s dizzying heights!
Coinciding with the year-long celebration of Marvel’s 80 years of publishing, Yoe Books will debut their retrospective look at the House of Ideas with Marvel Masterwork Pin-Ups, which will be followed by additional entries in 2019.
In Marvel Masterwork Pin-Ups, the pulsating pin-up artwork of legendary Silver Age creators – including Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Jim Steranko, Don Heck, John Byrne, Barry Windsor-Smith, John Severin, Wally Wood, Dan Decarlo, John Romita, and many more – is collected for the first time ever into a single volume, accompanied throughout with witty wordage, pulse-pounding patter, and zany zingers by Stan "The Man" Lee!
Fans will treasure large, deftly drawn pin-ups by these marvelous artists of Spider-Man, Thor, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, The Hulk, The X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and many more, plus nefarious villains led by Doctor Doom – and even Millie the Model by Dan DeCarlo!
"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,” says multiple Eisner Award-winning editor Craig Yoe. “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!"
Marvel Masterwork Pin-Ups will be available July 9.