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Wizard Millennium Edition: Jim Lee (2004)
« on: February 02, 2013, 05:44:09 pm »
Wizard Millennium Edition: Jim Lee

Wizard Millennium Edition: Jim Lee isn't a full on Coffee Table Book, but it does have some things in common with one. This is basically a compilation book of most of his art at the time, along with some interviews. Now when I say 'interviews', I mean just that. Whereas most Coffee Table Books are light on text, this particular book is stacked with the written word for the first 1/4 of the book. There is so much text that it will take you a good few days to a week to get through it. The best part about this is the Inside Image section of what it was like leaving Marvel and then becoming even bigger Superstars once Image formed. Everything is addressed from their missed deadlines to internal squabbles. As much as they get into Jim Lee, the book does shine the spotlight on the other Image creators, as well as those that worked at Wildstorm. It's a very comprehensive book.

But you're not picking up this book to read right? What about the art? Well, it's here. Lots of it to be exactly. It doesn't have every single piece he has worked on, but there is a lot to check out, including bonus stuff never before seen. It even had a Punisher Story that never saw print, which is a pretty good bonus. Before Jim Lee's Icon book came out, the Millennium Edition was the definitive compilation. Now, by comparison, it's a pretty small book, but it's just as valuable if not more so because of the fact that the Icon book doesn't have any of his Marvel work. So, they both make a great companion piece to the other.

I highly recommend this book as a Buy for any fan of Jim Lee or Comic Artwork.
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