I Like Big Books

I’ve written about styles of comic books here before.  Hard ones.  Soft ones.  Floppy ones.  Even digital ones.  But one of my favourite styles of comic books are big ones. Omnibus and collected editions are great.  Having every issue at your fingertips, in one huge lap crushing bound...

52Q | #55: Play It Again And Again Nov18

52Q | #55: Play It Again And Again

Back by popular demand, Comic Book Daily asks the question and the crew (and special guests) give their answers. Tip of the hat goes to Scott VanderPloeg for this week’s question.
Do you buy material you’ve already read or own when it’s released in a new format? Examples would be Absolute editions, printed web comic collections and the like. Why or why not?

Omnibus Ridiculousness

The new Fantastic Four by John Byrne Omnibus is out and it’s ridiculously heavy.  Amazon does a nice job of listing book specs and lets us know this book is 7.3 pounds and 2.5 inches thick.  Or to put it another way, unmanageable. Marvel seems to have started the omnibus craze and is on...

Jiminy Christmas! | DC Clearing Archives Again

I’ve looked at the ever waning list of upcoming Archives and even questioned in this column if the line was being discontinued. It seems a strategy is becoming clear: low demand reprints will appear in Archive Editions and high profile material will appear in Omnibus editions.

Jiminy Christmas! | DC Archives In Peril

Word on the street is that the DC Archives program is in peril, or at least that’s what the Collected Editions blog is saying and I agree.  The brouhaha started last week on Robot 6 when two DC Omnibus collections were advanced solicited on Amazon: Jack Kirby Omnibus Volume 1 and Steve...

WHOSOEVER HOLDS THIS HAMMER: I Hate Hardcovers, No I Love Hardcover...

Whosoever Holds This Hammer appears every Tuesday exclusively on Comic Book Daily. Here at the Comic Book Daily offices we often get into heated conversations about comic books, and there is no one who enjoys furious debate more than Scott and I. Our collecting styles are very different but...