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|22||10/08/10||Batman: Year 1 to 100||(Blog) (Forum)||Batman||(Back) (Next)|
We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:
|Proposed Title:||Batman: Year 1 to 100.|
|Alternate Title:||Batman: Year One to Three (collection without Batman: Year 100).|
|TPB Cover:||original cover.|
|Collecting 17 Issues:||Batman #404-407, 436-439; Detective Comics #575-578; Batman: Full Circle (1991); Batman: Year 100 (2006) #1-4.|
Covers (click to enlarge):
This would be one of those massive TPB's, at 17 issues, and frankly, the only reason I thought of it was as a way to get Batman: Year 3 into a collection. DC will never put Year 3 into a collection by itself (especially now that they've done Robin: Year One) so I was just playing with ideas here. I probably wouldn't have thought of Year 100, were it not for the responses to my forum post, Does anyone remember "Batman: Year 3?", so thanks all, for that.
I would have made it just Batman: Year One to Three, but "1 to 100" sounded better. It could be done that way though, leaving Year 100 out of the collection. In a way, that would be better, because 1-3 were produced very close together, and 100 came years later. I just think it'd be cool to have the bigger book. The smaller book would be easier to handle though, and less likely to separate from the cover.
DC may not want to collect a new volume, especially since Year One and Year Two sell pretty well on their own. Still, a compendium type volume with all four "Year" stories might be of interest to newer readers - many of whom may have only read Batman: Year 100.
For the cover, no one single issue cover is a good representation of all of the stories contained in the TPB, so this is one of the rare cases where I'd say an original cover is needed.
Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.
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