News: IDW Announces Limited Hardcover Edition Collection Of Michael Allred's Madman

IDW has announced that they will be releasing a limited edition hardcover collection celebrating the twenty-fifth birthday of the comic Madman. Madman: Quarter Century Shindig will come in a Signed Edition and an Original-Art Editions. The limited edition collection was hand-curated by series creator and multiple Eisner-winner, Michael Allred. It is an oversize hardcover collection and the newest release in IDW Limited’s Artist Select series. Previous Artist Select editions have featured Marvel characters including The Hulk and The Avengers, and now, Allred’s Frank Einsten is joining the party. The first version is limited to 999 signed and numbered copies and will come housed in a clothbound slipcase priced at $125. The original art edition will be limited to 56 incredibly rare, traycased copies and comes with an original piece of art drawn and colored by Michael Allred, priced at $350 each. As a unique touch befitting Madman, all 56 of Allred’s original hand-drawn plates make up one animated sequence.

 IDW’s Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall conducted a comprehensive new interview with Allred to open the book as well, saying that:

 “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." 

Check out the collection's synopsis below.

 "This new edition contains more than 450 pages of Madman adventures, all hand-picked by Allred and spanning the character’s 25-year history. The book celebrates the incredibly innovating, risk-taking work of Allred. Hand-picked by the creator, the book includes stories from the character’s earliest tales through adventures set in Dimension X, including a story told in one connecting 32-page image; a story told in flip-book fashion; stories presented in both duotone color and the full vibrancy that colorist Laura Allred brings to every page she touches. The stories collected herein showcase not only the best Madman adventures but also the progression, dynamism, inventiveness, and pop-art madness that infuses all of Allred’s work."