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Brainiac On Banjo: Behold The Comics Minibus!

Brainiac On Banjo: Behold The Comics Minibus!

Well I should’ve got off a couple miles ago, but I couldn’t get to the door. There isn’t any room for me to breathe, and now we’re gonna pick up more. “Another One Rides The Bus,” written by Weird Al Yankovic

Our friends at DC Comics*, simply known as DC these days until their owner du jure changes its mind again, have announced a new format stunt they’re calling “Compact Comics.” The idea here is that they’re taking some of their traditional older-audience-oriented trade paperbacks and hardcovers — mostly those that have gone through numerous packages, printings and reprinting — and publishing them in a format five and a half inches by eight and a half inches format, sort of like a glandular version of a paperback. They will drop this line at the fairly attractive $9.95 price point, and it will should the light of day this coming June.

Not a bad deal. I assume they’re looking to sell these books to, ahhh, well, to those who had not previously purchased the larger format trade paperbacks, albums, omnibi, encased and/or online editions. These are items people generations ago used to buy at bus, train and commuter stations and at neighborhood independently-owned drug or candy store. Continue reading “Brainiac On Banjo: Behold The Comics Minibus!”