I was reading Secret Avengers By Rick Remender Volume 1 last week when I noticed it didn’t have a dust jacket: the colourful wraparound cover was printed on the hardcover. I’ve harped about dust jackets before and their complete uselessness in this day and age. Could my dreams of the big two dropping dust jackets really be happening.

Giddy with excitement I thought about who could possibly address my question, since I had absolutely no contacts at Marvel. One name consistently appears in Marvel collections: Jennifer Grünwald, Collections Editor. Twitter to the rescue!

So no wholesale elimination of dust jackets but a gradual decline. Nice to see things heading in the right direction.