telan
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9:57 PM - Apr 13, 2018 #9881

A lot of the IDW variants seem to be con-specific variants. 

I've been wondering if organizers believe that con-specific variants attract more attendees. In exchange for printing variants, the con organizers could give publishers discounts on their table rentals or other incentives. I have no data about this, it's just speculation on my part.

While I can't afford them myself, I do think the remarqued editions are pretty amazing... original art and all.

The signed & numbered editions are a bit of a harder sell for me, but I've known folks who are all about any sort of limited edition.

And I'll admit that I do think some of those variant covers are prettier than the standard ones...
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12:55 PM - Apr 14, 2018 #9882

In most cases the cover doesn't matter too much as long as the cover in question also appears as original art in the AE itself.

That being said, I clearly have an artistic image preference sometimes. If the Shield/Captain America AE ever comes out, I really would prefer the Shield cover image advertised way back. And I really wanted that Silver Surfer variant cover a while back but not enough to re-buy the AE at a higher price if it wasn't something gone from the convention only appearance.

I DON"T like it when they have convention specific covers (especially with a nice image) that I don't get to choose up front if I want one over the "standard" (nothing standard about an AE really) cover edition. IMO they should be solicited with the option for either cover. I can't usually afford to hit conventions since I spend that dough towards collected editions online to save some $ since I have to retire someday...
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1:37 PM - Apr 14, 2018 #9883

I like to get the con or S&N variants when I can, I figure they'll hold their value better....

.....but I find the regular covers often look better.....

Not a big fan of remarqued versions, not a big fan of con sketches.....but an AE personally remarqued by the artist (as opposed to basically an inserted con sketch) does seem special....
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2:41 PM - Apr 14, 2018 #9884

I'm a sucker for limited or signed and numbered editions. I'll go for remarqued or sketched editions if the price is reasonable. The Mike Zeck AE comes to mind. The sketch was well worth the extra money. But when they are 5-10 times the regular price I'll pass like with the Artist Select books.

I don't go for most variant covers unless it's one I REALLY want like the Bernie Wrightson with House Of Secrets 92 on the cover. That one I had to have.

I also like to get AE signed at cons. Most artists will do a really special signature in them. Steranko and Simonson covered a full page with their signatures and Stan Sakai did double page sketches in both of the AE's I brough to him.

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10:40 PM - Apr 14, 2018 #9885

Have there been many remarqued editions?  I’m not up to date with the publications, but I can’t think of any off the top of my head aside from the first two Romita volumes, both of which seem to fetch quite a bit of money now.  I think I remember talk of a few of the Steranko books coming with a sketch, but I’m not sure if that ever actually happened.
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5:40 AM - Apr 15, 2018 #9886

Lots of amazing Kirby pages (some twice up FF pages and Wood inked sky masters included) in this Kirby exhibition in Spain. It would be great if Scott could get scans of these!

http://www.zonanegativa.com/galeria-de- ... mic-bcn18/
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8:31 AM - Apr 15, 2018 #9887

Thanks Ed. Looks like lots of nice comic exhibitions going on in Spain.
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8:46 AM - Apr 15, 2018 #9888

edulopez wrote: Lots of amazing Kirby pages (some twice up FF pages and Wood inked sky masters included) in this Kirby exhibition in Spain. It would be great if Scott could get scans of these!

http://www.zonanegativa.com/galeria-de- ... mic-bcn18/
I guess it depends on IDW's travel budget.
Thanks for sharing ed, those pages are cool.
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5:20 PM - Apr 15, 2018 #9889

Yeah, I am sure IDW can't  pay Scott to travel to Spain, but perhaps he could contact the Con organizers or the owners to see if they could provide them high quality scans.
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6:17 PM - Apr 15, 2018 #9890

emsvcs3 wrote: Have there been many remarqued editions?  I’m not up to date with the publications, but I can’t think of any off the top of my head aside from the first two Romita volumes, both of which seem to fetch quite a bit of money now.  I think I remember talk of a few of the Steranko books coming with a sketch, but I’m not sure if that ever actually happened.
@VDPloeg has the volumes with remarqued editions listed on https://aeindex.org/artists-edition-gal ... ves-index/
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11:30 AM - Apr 16, 2018 #9891

Here's a more exhaustive photoreview. What's really painful for me is that I didnt know so many pages from Fantastic Four 54 were going to be there. You see, this year i couldnt travel to Barcelona due to personal and work issues, but I would have made the effort if I had known. Now its too late. You see. Fantastic Four 54 is one of my favorite comic-books from all time, due to personal reasons. It's a comic with deep emotional feeling for me and I would really have loved to be able to see them first hand. I wonder who's the owner of those pages? American? Spanish? Whoever he is, I hope he provides Scott with good scans in the future and those pages end up being published in an Artist Editon.

http://www.eslahoradelastortas.com/foto ... barcelona/
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12:20 PM - Apr 16, 2018 #9892

I have asked around and it seems the orginales were in the exhibition courtesy of these guys.  

http://www.galerie9art.fr/

May Scott would want to contact them. I dont know.
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6:15 PM - Apr 16, 2018 #9893

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THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE J.H. WILLIAMS III GALLERY EDITION
Advance solicit On sale October 2018 o 230 pg. FC, 12" x 17"
$150.00 US

J.H. Williams III shows off his artistic range and skills in the pages of the new Gallery Edition of THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE, written by Neil Gaiman. Williams' original art for the entire book has been meticulously scanned at high resolution for its presentation in this large-format, Smythe-sewn hardcover edition. The numerous double-page spreads are displayed as never before with minimal gutter interference, thanks to the lie-flat feature of these books. Though Williams' art will be shown without lettering, this book will also include scaled-down reproductions of the final lettered and colored pages for those who wish to read the story.

Graphitti Designs' Gallery Editions replicate the look, feel and attitude of the original artwork. Every page is reproduced at full board size on heavy paper stock to provide fans and collectors with museum-quality reproductions that are unobtainable from any other source.

Williams' original art for this book is a joy to behold. Numerous art styles and techniques ranging from pen and ink to gray tonal washes to full-color paintings are on display for the first time in all their varied glory.
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7:29 PM - Apr 16, 2018 #9894

Nice! I figured we would get an artist/gallery edition out of that series eventually. The JH Williams art in the ABC AE was lovely.
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9:25 PM - Apr 16, 2018 #9895

Thanks for the link, telan. Do you guys on the forum generally go for the remarqued editions when you can?
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9:44 PM - Apr 16, 2018 #9896

emsvcs3 wrote:Thanks for the link, telan. Do you guys on the forum generally go for the remarqued editions when you can?
You’re welcome.

I’ve never bought one. I am afraid of catching the original art collecting bug. I appreciate from a far.
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1:10 AM - Apr 17, 2018 #9897

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5:42 AM - Apr 17, 2018 #9898

Oh man. Just when I thought „Luckily no AEs I want for the rest of the year.“

Interestingly that‘s the same price as the Absolute that will be out later this year, isn‘t it? A bit strange that both are published at about the same time anyway as the Year One has still not been published because of the Absolute even though that‘s been out for a couple of years now.
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6:15 AM - Apr 17, 2018 #9899

The Absolute's RRP is US$125, I think.

I decided against triple-dipping with the Absolute on 'Overture' (I already have the regular HC and the digital versions of the single issues) as I think the rising price point and falling page count for the Sandman Absolutes is starting to make them look like exercises in milking the fans. I didn't get Absolute Death for the same reason - there just isn't enough content to justify the price.

I can't deny I'm tempted by the Gallery Edition though - that original JH3 art at full size with no words is going to look lovely.
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6:59 AM - Apr 17, 2018 #9900

edulopez wrote: Here's a more exhaustive photoreview. What's really painful for me is that I didnt know so many pages from Fantastic Four 54 were going to be there. You see, this year i couldnt travel to Barcelona due to personal and work issues, but I would have made the effort if I had known. Now its too late. You see. Fantastic Four 54 is one of my favorite comic-books from all time, due to personal reasons. It's a comic with deep emotional feeling for me and I would really have loved to be able to see them first hand. I wonder who's the owner of those pages? American? Spanish? Whoever he is, I hope he provides Scott with good scans in the future and those pages end up being published in an Artist Editon.

http://www.eslahoradelastortas.com/foto ... barcelona/
Thank for sharing these ed. Amazing that so much of that issue is together.  Looks like a remarkable exhibit.
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