Exclusive: Clover Press brings back a popular tier for their ‘The Marvel Art of Michael Turner’ Kickstarter

The art book collects much of the work that the creator of ‘Fathom’ and co-creator of ‘Witchblade’ did for Marvel before his death in 2008.

Boutique publisher Clover Press has been working with Marvel to crowdfund high-end art books centered on some of their top artists, including David Mack, Alex Maleev, David Nakayama, Russell Dauterman and more. Their latest Kickstarter is for The Marvel Art of Michael Turner, and we’re pleased to share exclusively this morning that they’re bringing back a popular rewards tier to the campaign.

“The Ultimate,” as they billed it (AKA Tier K), included everything you’d find in previous tiers — including a slipcase edition of the hardcover book, art prints, metal trading cards, stickers, a puzzle and more. That includes everything being offered in the “Mystery” tier, so you get “get absolutely everything on the campaign (so far),” according to Clover Press.

It initially sold out in a few hours, so you’ll want to act fast if you’re interested.

“Michael Turner became a fast fan favorite, and this book is the clear evidence as to why,” said Clover Press Publisher Hank Kanalz. “We’re ecstatic to bring such a comprehensive collection of Turner’s Marvel work together in one volume.” The campaign surpassed its goal quickly, and right now is at over $160,000.

Here’s what you’ll find in the returning tier:

This new art book pays tribute to one of the most popular artists of the 1990s and 2000s, Michael Turner. In 1994, he began working for Top Cow Productions and co-created one of their flagship series at the time, Witchblade. Turner followed it with his creator-owned series, Fathom, in 1998, and in 2002, he left Top Cow to start Aspen Comics, where he published Fathom, Soulfire and other titles. This collection from Clover Press collects much of the work he would go on to do for Marvel, illustrating covers for Civil War, Wolverine, The Fantastic Four and more. Turner passed away in 2008 at the age of 37 from complications from his treatment for bone cancer.

“In collecting this book, you’re collecting the work of a great artist – just a great guy – who managed to achieve legendary status in a very short time period,” said former Marvel Editor-in-Chief and Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada.

Here’s a look at the cover and slipcase art for the book itself, along with some of the art for the trading cards, prints and stickers being offered in the campaign:

For more information or to make a pledge, visit the Kickstarter campaign page. The campaign ends June 27.

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