Saturday, January 09, 2010

Ed Hannigan Tribute

Ed Hannigan's covers all but jumped off the spinner rack and into my ten year old hands. The innovation, design and heightened sense of drama promised an earth-shattering story inside every month. Especially memorable to me is Mr. Hannigan's run on Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man. His Cloak and Dagger covers were pure genius. Looking at them now, makes me feel like a kid all over again. Thanks, Ed!

The fine folks at The Hero Initiative are putting out this tribute to Ed Hannigan's amazing art and I was lucky enough to be a part of it. You can see previews on CBR or Newsarama. The solicitation info is below:

Artist: Ed Hannigan
Contributors: Mark Millar, Mike Oeming, Jim Valentino, Herb Trimpe, and more
Cover: Ed Hannigan
Publisher: Marvel/Hero Initiative
Cover Price: $5.99
Release date: Wed, January 13, 2010

Master artist Ed Hannigan did many of Marvel's cover layouts of the late '70s and early '80s. Over that time, Ed created some of the most innovative cover designs ever. His covers for The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man still stand today as some of the finest of all time!

Today, Ed is 58 years old and has multiple sclerosis. Through special arrangement with the Hero Initiative, Marvel is offering Ed Hannigan: Covered, a massive 48-page collection of Ed's covers, designs he created for other artists, and even rare glimpses at licensing and merchandising art Ed did. Best of all, proceeds benefit Ed Hannigan directly!

This volume also features a new cover by Ed, and new tribute pieces from Michael Avon Oeming, Jim Valentino, and more!

NOTE: There will be ONLY ONE PRINTING OF THIS BOOK EVER! Get it now so you don't blow your chance!

48 pages full-color
UPC: 5960607056-00111