This hardcover collected edition of century (7 x 10.5 inches or 18 x 27 cm, 256 pages) designed by Todd Klein, was co-published in June 2014 by Top Shelf (ISBN: 978-1-60309-329-3, cover price $29.95) and Knockabout Comics (ISBN: 978-0-86166-232-6, cover price £19.99). It comes with a fully illustrated dust jacket (see pictures above and below) and, as I have bought the 2014 San Diego comic con version, it features a signed and numbered embossed bookplate (mine is #376). Note that this bookplate was inserted in the regular book but the later was sold 50$ at the July SDCC convention.
I will try to pinpoint exhaustively all the new exclusive illustrations done especially for this edition by Kevin O'Neill, starting with dust jacket cover and flaps, and the beautifully painted second and third of covers. The third picture below is for size comparison with the regular third issue of the series (Century #3: 2009), and the oversized Delcourt French edition for Century #1:1910.
The inner book displays a black embossed canvas hardcover (there is no design on the back cover).
|this illustration is exclusive to this edition|
|page left taken from 1910, page right exclusive to this edition|
|page left taken from 1910|
|page right exclusive to this edition|
Every B&W third of cover of original issues ending Minions of The Moon are published here in colourised form.
|page left exclusive to this edition|
|colourised version from third of 1910's cover|
The thirteen pages extra section displays:
- Promotional art for Volume III presentation
- All three back covers for original issues
- original cover devised for the Italian Edition
- All three original covers for original issues
- All three limited Gosh! bookplate illustrations
- An exclusive patchwork illustration
|page left from 1910 credits page, page right promotional art dated circa 2003|
|back cover for 1969|
|page left back cover for 2009, page right cover for Italian edition|
|cover for 1969|
|1969 and 2009 Gosh! limited bookplate|
I have been lucky enough to put my hands on the Gosh! limited signed and numbered (out of 1000, respectively #820, 8 and 954) bookplates.