52: Volume 1 TP solicited

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Well, consider me surprised. Here's the latest from Newsarama:

Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid
Breakdowns by Keith Giffen
Art by various
Cover by J.G. Jones
After the INFINITE CRISIS, the DCU spent a year without Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman — a year in which those heroes were needed more than ever as the fate of the world hung in the balance.
Don’t miss the first of a four-volume collection featuring the lead stories from 52 WEEK 1-13 of the unprecedented, critically acclaimed weekly series of death, danger, romance, terror and the never-ending search for heroism in the DC Universe’s most eventful year ever.
52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman…but not a year without heroes.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 30 • 304 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Well, now we know it's four trades, ostensibly of thirteen issues each. And trade paperback, for only twenty dollars per? (That's $1.50 per issue, for anyone counting.) A bargain, to boot! I'm going to guess one trade a month for the next four months. Anyone else?
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  1. I'm expecting a volume every 2 months - monthly would be uncharacteristic for DC but any longer would not complete the set by the end of the year.

  2. It may be a bit more than four trades, assuming they decide to include the World War III miniseries together rather than separately.

    They kept their promise of not putting out a trade till the series itself is done, at least.

  3. I was thinking monthly in keeping up with the whole 52-issues-in-52-weeks theme, but we'll see what happens. Monthly would be cool though, no?

    And four trades, of course, came right out of their ad copy, but I agree with Jeffrey completely--at this point, I think we always have to resign ourselves that any major event will have crossover specials (and now, multi-part crossover specials). I still can't get over trades with crossover issues in them, like the Infinite Crisis crossover trades I'm reading right now. One really can go wait-for-trade and get the whole story--it's a pleasing and frightening development all at once.