The Madman 20th Anniversary Monster

I can already see the confusion in your eyes. Why would celebrating the 20th anniversary of a madman monster be something you want to do? I'd say you'd want to do it if it's not really a madman monster you're celebrating, but the release of a book called The Madman 20th Anniversary Monster.

Announced officially today on Allred Art!, The Madman 20th Anniversary Monster is an enormous book clocking in at 11 x 17 and hardcovered. The book takes the Wednesday Comics formats and makes it bigger featuring the biggest and most important Frank "Madman" Einstein story yet. Not only that, but there will also be "monster-size" strips from all three Hernandez Bros., Matt Wagner, Bernie Mireault, Joe Quinones, Frank Quitely, Peter Bagge, Dean Haspiel, Dave Cooper, Eric Powell, Darwyn Cooke, Philip Bond & Peter Milligan, Jay Stephens, Erik Larsen, David Mack, Pat McEown, Craig Thompson, Paul Pope, Jeff Smith, Steven T. Seagle & Teddy Kristiansen, Michael Avon Oeming, Al Columbia, and Kyle Baker. Phew!

There's also a framing device written by Jamie S. Rich (drawn by Valentino and Allred), an incredible essay on independent characters by Adam McGovern illustrated by Michel Fiffe and Allred and then every single Madman/Atomics pin-up from the past 20 years including Kirby, Toth, Kubert, Moebius, BWS, Stout, Kaluta, Vess, Stevens, Miller, Simonson, Byrne, Chadwick, Schultz, Rude, Aragones, Nowlan, Bolland, Ware, Clowes, Seth, Woodring, Sale, Cassaday, Acuna, Noto, Grampa, Pander, McCloud, Chiarello, Dorkin, Hewlett, Hughes, Gibbons, Darrow, Adams, Mignola, Lee, Silvestri, Harris, Bolton, Brereton, Thompson, Bradstreet, Gianni, Johnson, Burns, Ross, Morrison, Silverman, Moore, Morse, Mahfood, Russell, Rivoche, Cherkas, Hampton, Sienkiewicz, Silke, Hempel, Groening, Watson, Wray, Lark, Cho, Blevins, Manley, Bone, Del Carmen, Timm, and many MANY more.

The above cover isn't the final image and the book is due in stores in Thanksgiving. In the meantime, start making room on your bookshelf or coffee table for the massive tome.