This is not actually Collected Editions's 1,000th post.
With the vagaries of permanent pages and drafts, this post is probably a little short of Collected Editions's 1,000th post. Said 1,000th post will probably be a review and will pass unremarked over the next week or so, as perhaps how it should be.
This is a post, however, to mark that Collected Edition's 1,000th post is upon us. In celebration we've given the old homestead a little facelift. Not a whole lot different on the outside, really -- a little brighter, hopefully, and a little easier to read -- but there's a bunch of behind-the-scenes updates specifically designed to position the Collected Editions blog to embrace what comes next.
... What comes next?
Consider, when the Collected Editions site started back in 2005, trade collections still seemed like an afterthought for many publishers. Certainly you couldn't count on waiting for your favorite series in trade, letting alone the massive deluxe omnibus monstrosities we've now grown to demand and love. When Collected Editions started, Facebook wasn't open to the public, Twitter hadn't launched yet, no one had ever heard of an iPad before, and certainly there wasn't the wide catalog of digital comics available (legally) that there is now. A lot has changed in just six short years.
With all existential concerns about whether there will actually even be comic books for us here anymore after the DC Comics relaunch, the redesigned Collected Editions is geared up for an exciting couple of months of trades -- the end of the old DC Universe, the Flashpoint collections, and the beginning of the new DC Universe. Will the new DCU be collected all in hardcover? Might every volume be deluxe? We're only hearing rumors for now, but we're excited to pore over all the details with you when the news finally arrives.
Thanks to all the Collected Editions guest contributors, and thanks to everyone who stops by and leaves a comment -- here, and on the Facebook page and Twitter feed. Every single comment gets read -- promise!
Onward and upward ... new reviews coming tomorrow. Thanks for reading!