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The Gorgeousness That Is The Mazzucchelli

Today is a day of pure, unadulterated gorgeousness. The FRANK MILLER & DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI’S DAREDEVIL: BORN AGAIN ARTIST’S EDITION has arrived in high Isotope style!

As many of you probably know the folks at IDW are doing a series of these gorgeous, oversized, extremely limited ARTIST’S EDITION books. Each page is full-color scanned directly from the original art so you can see all the paste-up, white-out, blue lines, margin notes, whiskey stains, fingerprint smudges and un-erased pencils. All the great stuff about original art! For you folks that like originals, these things are pretty amazing books. The print runs on these are so small that they can be very hard to get your hands on, especially if your retailer doesn’t remind you they’re coming out. We’ve even heard stories of fist fights in comic stores and have seen a lot of internet rage because people can’t get their hands on a copies of these books. On the secondary market they tend to go kind of crazy, almost immediately. DAVE STEVEN’S ROCKETEER goes for around $400 now (oh I wish I had this one – sob!), WALT SIMONSON’S THOR is selling for $250 already, and the most recent one, WALLY WOOD’S EC COMICS ARTIST’S EDITION was just going for $500. That is, until they announced a second printing on it, now it’s down to only $300. Sheesh!

If you haven’t actually seen one of these books, this video review will give you a good idea what these books are like.

And for those who haven’t read it, this is the *other* book by the BATMAN YEAR ONE team of Frank Miller & Dave Mazzucchelli, and is probably the best Daredevil story ever made. This edition is 200 pages (wow!) of pure, undiluted comic book beauty. Scanned directly from Mazzucchelli’s original art. With all the paste-up, corrections, white-out, yellowing tape, and coffee stains that we original art nerds love. And these pages are from back when they were still hand lettering all the comics too, so you can actually read this whole story in this gorgeous over-sized format.

If you pre-ordered this beauty from us, you’re in for a real comic reading treat. If you didn’t pre-order it… we’ve got a couple copies for the shelf, but believe me, you’ll want to act quickly because they’re going to go fast!

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