Now in the one-of-a-kind Artisan Edition format, the comic adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film from the director of Aliens, Avatar, The Terminator, and Titanic.
In 1989, writer Randy Stradley and acclaimed artist M.W. Kaluta released their comic adaptation of James Cameron's Academy Award-winning film The Abyss, the story of the crew of an experimental underwater drilling rig called Deepcore and their dangerous mission to the bottom of the ocean in search of a missing U.S. Navy submarine that would change the world (and their lives) forever. Now, IDW Publishing is proud to bring you The Abyss in our Artisan Edition format, presented with the same exacting quality standards as our award-winning Artist's Edition series, just at a smaller (and more manageable!) size. Nearly every page has been scanned from M.W. Kaluta's incredible original art in full color in order to capture all the nuances that make original art special and unique-blue pencil notations, tape, white-out, and more.
Advance solicited for November release!
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of The Abyss.
Gallery section including sketches and preliminaries by M.W. Kaluta!
Michael Kaluta's early professional art appeared in pulp magazines, and his earliest comic book work appeared in various Charlton Comics. DC Comics was Kaluta's main focus of the 1970s; drawing interiors and, eventually, covers for their House of Mystery and House of Secrets comic books. Covers for both Detective Comics and Batman were the next step, and, eventually, the nod to draw DC Comics' 1970s versions of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Carson of Venus and pulp icon The Shadow. The new century saw a Madame Xanadu five-issue comic book story arc, and Chaos King, a special 30-page stand-alone book in Marvel's Chaos War. The trade paperback of Starstruck: Old Proldiers Never Die, the most recent installment of Kaluta and Elaine Lee's creator-owned series, was recently released by IDW.