ANDRU & ESPOSITO: The Limited Edition
The limited edition hardcover for the Andru & Esposito book, Partners For Life, is now available for pre-sale. What differentiates the limited edition from the normal softcover will be the inclusion of an all new piece of Andru & Esposito artwork, in this case a Spider-Man sketch that Ross did back in the 1970s that Mike inked late last year - nearly thirty years after the original was done. Mike has signed a limited number of prints and they've been tipped into the limited edition, so it'll be well worth buying.
The book can be ordered via the Amazon link or via the Hermes Press web-site. Remember folks, I don't get anything from this book - all the proceeds will be going directly to Mike Esposito himself. No-one else will be making a cent from the book (other than recouping publishing costs I expect). Go and buy it - I've read it and I didn't mind it, hopefully the reviews won't be too scathing.
But then with a who's who of comic book creators on board, how could it go wrong? Here's another look at some of the contributors to the project:
Bob McLeod, Alex Toth, Len Wein, Josef Rubinstein, Don Perlin, Dick Ayers, Neal Adams, Dick Giordano, Mark Evanier, Jim Mooney, Gene Colan, Michael T. Gilbert, Terry Austin, Pat Bastienne, Peter David, Alex Saviuk, John Romita, Sal Buscema, Marty Thall, Murphy Anderson, Stan Goldberg, Nick Cuti, Dave Hunt, Jerry Bingham, Norm Breyfogle, Michael Dunne, Lyle Tucker, Jonathan Mankuta, Dusty Miller, D.D. Degg, Ger Apeldoorn, Joel Adams, Cary Burkett, Al Bigley, David Anthony Kraft, Chad Eglinton, John Morrow, Eric Nolen-Weathington, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Michael Netzer, Michael Eury, Tony Isabella, Roy Thomas and Marv Wolfman.
That's a cast to die for! Three years in the making, 18 months of solid writing, quite a few thousand in expenses and a good portion of my life (and it still looms large in my world). It'll be worth it when I have the finished product in my hand.