IDW sortira en juin un nouveau volume de sa prestigieuse collection Artist’s Edition consacré aux Micronautes de Bill Mantlo et Michael Golden. L’album comprendra notamment six épisodes de la série (les #3, 7 à 9 et 11-12) ainsi qu’une galerie de bonus.

À noter que IDW reversera une partie des profits pour les soins médicaux à long terme de Bill Mantlo.

"Over 40 years ago, Marvel debuted the influential Micronauts comic book series, licensed at the time from the Mego Corporation (the Micronauts brand has since been acquired by Hasbro). The original series quickly amassed a hardcore fan following, one that survives decades later thanks to the mesmerizing narrative by Bill Mantlo and otherworldly illustration of Michael Golden and fellow artists.

« Out of print for 35 years, six complete issues of Micronauts (#3, #7-9, and #11-12) will be collected in the 184-page Artist’s Edition, alongside a gallery section of more than a dozen covers, art rarities from the era, and additional pages that represent some of Michael Golden’s very best from the Micronauts series. This gorgeous hardcover measures 12 inches x 17 inches. »

« A Micronauts Artist’s Edition has been a holy grail for many comic art fans since the AE program was launched, » said editor Scott Dunbier. « We are delighted that we can bring this book to fruition. »

IDW will donate a portion of profits to the long-term medical care of Bill Mantlo, who has received treatment for cognitive and memory impairment since a 1992 hit-and-run accident.