IDW and Mike Allred are teaming up to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Madman with a limited-edition hardcover hand-curated by the character’s creator.
Madman: Quarter Century Shindig is an oversize hardcover collection and is part of IDW Limited’s Artist Select series. It will include more than 450 pages of Madman adventures, all hand-picked by Allred and spanning the character’s history. IDW’s Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall’s interview with Allred will open the book.
“For over two decades now, Mike Allred’s art and storytelling have thrilled readers like myself,” said Ryall. “Really, it’s impossible not to look at a page of Mike’s art and not have it put a huge smile on your face. So IDW is very excited to be able to celebrate this anniversary of Mike’s work on Madman and offer up this amazing new collection.”
Madman, a.k.a. Frank Einstein, first appeared in Creatures of the Id back in 1990. Since then he’s appeared in comics published by several companies, including IDW, Image, Oni Press and Dark Horse, as well as Allred’s AAA Pop.
And as an IDW Limited Artist Select release, this collection is being offered in two deluxe limited editions. 999 signed and numbered copies will come housed in a clothbound slipcase priced at $125, while 56 incredibly rare, traycased copies will come with an original piece of art drawn and colored by Allred, for $350 each. The original art pieces comprise an animated gif:
It’s a pretty slick-looking collection:
And as Allred noted on Twitter, it’ll likely go fast:
#MADMAN Not to push the books, but a friendly heads up to folks who might regret not jumping at it…these babies go FAST! And the "Original Art Edition" is akin to getting original art at a major discount & then a crazy fancy book as a bonus. #JUMP⚡️https://t.co/QVbnJyetfn
— Michael Allred (@AllredMD) January 19, 2018
Check out the IDW Limited site to order a copy.