When I was learning English, I read a lot of children’s books. One was about a girl falling into a rabbit hole and talking to people who were cards and chess pieces. Then there was that Greek surgeon: Dr. Zeus. -- Kabuki: Metamorphosis #2
* Dates Subject to Change *
Kabuki - The Alchemy Hardcover & Trade Paperback: ON SALE
Daredevil - Parts of a Hole Premiere HC: ON SALE
Kabuki - Reflections: Volume 1 Hardcover (regular & limited edition): ON SALE
Daredevil - Echo: Vision Quest Premiere Edition Hardcover: ON SALE
Kabuki - Volume 1: Circle of Blood Hardcover (Regular & Limited Editions): ON SALE
Se7en French Edition Blu-ray: ON SALE
Electric Ant Hardcover: ON SALE
Green Arrow #8: ON SALE
Dream Logic #3: ON SALE
Days Missing - Kestus #4: ON SALE
5 Ronin #4: ON SALE
Justice League of America #56: April 20
MORE

Boston Comic Con
April 30 - May 1, 2011
Boston, Massachusetts

Houston Comicpalooza
May 27-29, 2011
Houston, Texas

MORE



Home Portfolio Kabuki Vol. 4 Trade Paperback


First Printing

Second Printing

Third Printing

Hardcover
Kabuki: Skin Deep Trade Paperback
Credit: Cover artist, writer, penciller, inker, designer, color guide creator, painter
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Dates:
First printing - May 20, 1998
Second printing - April 26, 2000
Third printing - July 10, 2002
Hardcover - February 10, 1999
Hardcover (signed & numbered) - February 10, 1999
Prices:
First printing - $9.95
Second printing - $10.95
Third printing - $12.95
Hardcover - $23.95
Hardcover (signed & numbered) - $39.95
Previews Product Codes:
First printing - FEB980761 / STAR7732
Second printing - JAN000928 / STAR11019
Third printing - MAR02 1365 / STAR16069
Hardcover - OCT980660 / STAR08879
Hardcover (signed & numbered) - OCT980661 / STAR08880
Related Images:
· Signature from hardcover
· Third printing promotional artwork
Advertisements:
Previews - February 1998
Kabuki: Skin Deep Trade Paperback - First Printing
This prestige format trade paperback collects the entire three issue painted Skin Deep mini-series that leads right up to the current Kabuki series for Image. They are vital to the current Kabuki storyline and have never before been collected or reprinted.
This format includes all new pages of art, a behind the scenes look at preliminary drawings and designs, and a gallery of the original painted covers; including a painted cover by Alex Ross.
Kabuki's popularity has exploded with David Mack's move to Image and new readers are clamoring for this early storyline. The trade delivers with many pages of new material and an introduction by Alex Ross.
Full Color 96, pages

Previews - October 1998
Kabuki: Skin Deep Hardcover
(W/A) David Mack-writer/artist (P/I) Alex Ross-painted art/Into
Now archivally collected-the complete fully painted Skin Deep series in a deluxe Hard Cover with a dust jacket painted by David Mack. This prestige format includes all new pages of art, a behind the scenes look at a preliminary drawings, designs and a gallery of the original painted covers; including a painted cover by Alex Ross. New readers are searching for this series that leads right up to the current issues. This book delivers with extra pages in a Hard Cover with an introduction by Alex Ross.
7" x 10", 112 pages, Full Color

Previews - October 1998
Kabuki: Skin Deep Hardcover Limited Signed and Number Edition
(W) David Mack
Limited to only 500 copies, these Hard Covers are signed and numbered by the author and artist David Mack
7" x 10", 112 pages, Full Color

Worlds of Westfield - February 1999
Kabuki Skin Deep Hardcover - (David Mack) The complete fully painted Skin Deep series in a deluxe hardcover with a dust jacket painted by David Mack. Includes new pages of art, a behind-the-scenes look at preliminary drawings, designs, and a gallery of the original painted covers, including a painted cover by Alex Ross. Introduction by Alex Ross. 112 pp.

Worlds of Westfield - February 1999
Kabuki Skin Deep Hardcover Signed - (David Mack) The complete fully painted Skin Deep series in a deluxe hardcover with a dust jacket painted by David Mack. Includes new pages of art, a behind-the-scenes look at preliminary drawings, designs, and a gallery of the original painted covers, including a painted cover by Alex Ross. Introduction by Alex Ross. Singed edition limited to 500 signed and numbered by David Mack. 112 pp.

Previews - January 2000
Kabuki: Skin Deep Trade Paperback - Second Printing
(Writer/Artist) David Mack
A brand new and improved prestige edition collecting the out of print series that immediately precedes the current painted Kabuki series. Skin Deep is a vital part of the current Kabuki run. This format includes an introduction by Alex Ross, plus all new pages of art, preliminary designs and art process, and a gallery of the original painted covers, including a painted cover by Alex Ross.
Softcover, 7" x 10", 112 pages, Full Color

Previews - March 2002
Kabuki: Skin Deep - Third Printing
by David Mack
In stores the week of May 1st.
The Concept: A woman whose face is horribly scarred finds herself in an institution for "defective" government agents. She (Kabuki) is interrogated to find out if she is hiding something to do with the nature of her scars, or if she is simply crazy. Isolated and psychologically tormented, her only comfort is found in a mystery friend who sends handwritten messages that are folded into origami animals. Or is it just another trick?
This Collection: Now back in print! Collecting the entire Skin Deep series (and the Kabuki Fan Edition) in a brand new and improved prestige edition with extra pages! Having sold out of two entire previous print runs, this third printing includes for the first time ever:
* The entire painted story from the sold out Kabuki Fan Edition
* a gallery of the original covers (including the cover art by Alex Ross)
* an introduction by Alex Ross
* a brand new afterword by David Mack
* re-colored and re-mastered pages
* a brand new front and back cover
* preliminary sketches with notes on the story & art
* original script pages
* and printed on new and improved, thicker, high grade, archival paper.
Having been out of print for some time, fans are looking for Kabuki Vol 4, and this new printing delivers with loads of extras.
Full Color, 128 pages

Notes:
· The hardcover sold out in January 2001 and the second printing sold out in March 2002
· In the March 1999 issue of Previews, one copy of Kabuki: Metamorphosis #1 with the Jim Steranko variant cover was given away with each copy of the hardcover as part of a retailer incentive
· The cover art for the third printing was released as a shirt
· Below are details about each edition:

    First Printing
    · The painting the first page, which appeared as part of page 22 of Kabuki: Metamorphosis #6, was the cover the third edition
    · Pages 2-5 include new painted pages
    · Pages 4-5 were excluded from the second and third editions
    · Page 2 was excluded from the third edition
    · Pages 106-107 were excluded from third editon
    · Page 3 first appeared as page 17 of Kabuki: Metamorphosis #6
    · Pages 4-5 first appeared as pages 20-21 in Kabuki: Metamorphosis #6

    Second Printing
    · Pages 2-3 are new painted pages
    · Pages 4-5 have an abbreviated version of the introduction written by Alex Ross in the first printing
    · Pages 6-7 are in the first printing as pages 2-3

    Third Printing
    · Pages 1-3 are new painted pages
    · Page 4 is the third page from the first printing
    · Page 5 is a new painted page
    · Page 6 is from page 20 of Kabuki: The Ghost Play
    · Page 7 is a new painted page
    · Page 8 is a new painted page, however, it includes part of the cover from Kabuki Classics #5
    · Page 9 has a second abbreviated version of the intoduction written by Alex Ross for the first printing
    · Pages 10-12 are new painted pages, but 11 has larger version of the cover from issue #2 without the title "Act 1"
    · Page 13, which is the first page of Kabuki: Skin Deep #1, was replaced with a modified version of the page that appeared as page 2 in Kabuki: Metamorphosis #8; also, pages 18-23 were replaced with pages 15-20 from Kabuki: Metamorphosis #8
    · Unlike previous editions, the Kabuki Fan Edition and an afterword written by David Mack were included

Preview Pages:


Issue #1,
Page #22

Issue #2,
Page #24

Issue #3,
Page #12
Additional Preview Pages

Related Links:
Portfolio Kabuki Classics #5
Portfolio Kabuki Fan Edition
Portfolio Kabuki Vol. 2 The Ghost Play
Portfolio Kabuki Vol. 4 #1
Portfolio Kabuki Vol. 5 #1, #6, #8

From the collection of David Thornton



Order Kabuki: Reflections -
Volume 1 Hardcover Today!

April 11: Webmaster's note


April 7: David Mack attending New York's MoCCA this weekend, MoCCA pre-party, thoughts on two films & more


April 6: Photo of upcoming Dream Logic shirt, David Mack and Tony Solomun art jam zine, David Mack plugged in Qatar newspaper & more
MORE


Designed and maintained by David Thornton, DavidMackGuide.com is an unofficial website dedicated to the artwork and stories of David Mack, who created and owns the copyrights to Kabuki and all related characters. All other characters and images are copyrighted by their respective owners and are used by DavidMackGuide.com only for the purpose of review.