Oct 4th 2012 By: Caleb Goellner
IDW has announced IDW Limited
, "a new division that will specialize in producing high-end, collectible editions of their wide catalog of books
," that will be for sale solely through the direct-to-consumer IDWLimited.com
. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will get the Limited treatment first with three distinctly tiered versions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 1, Change Is Constant. The Deluxe Limited Edition
, all of which will be hand-numbered and packaged in a hand-constructed case and come packed with a signature plate signed by the book's creators and a unique piece of sketch art from Dan Duncan. Following the TMNT will be releases from other IDW lines such as Transformers, G.I. Joe, Alan Robert's Crawl To Me
and menton3's Monocyte
, with many more waiting to be announced.
Here's how IDW breaks down their tiered TMNT preorders:
-Red Label Edition is limited to 175 copies, features a custom cover, is housed in a limited edition slipcase and paired with an artist's portfolio containing a unique, spot-color sketch of one of the Ninja Turtles done by series artist Dan Duncan.
-Black Label Edition is limited to 25 copies featuring the IDW Limited custom cover and is housed in a hand-built traycase, along with an artist's portfolio containing a multi-color illustration of two classic TMNT characters by series artist Dan Duncan.
-Blue Label Edition, the rarest tier being offered, is limited to only 10 copies! For this special version, series artist Dan Duncan will be creating full-color illustrations of the entire Turtle team in action. Each book is packaged with the IDW Limited cover inside a hand-built tray case.
Such strictly limited numbers have their price, though, with the Red Label Edition fetching $125, the Black Edition going for $250 and the (already sold out) Blue Edition being sold for $350.