- Posted by Johanna on March 13, 2006 at 1:44 pm
- Category: Graphic Novel News
Newsarama (link no longer available) is reprinting a message board post from Tom Beland that states that his series True Story, Swear to God is moving from self-publishing to Image Comics.
Key facts: Issue #17 will be the last under Beland’s Clib’s Boy label. The series will restart with a #1 issue at Image by August. With the additional publisher support, Beland hopes to bring the series out monthly.
Regarding the collected editions, Beland says (at the message board thread) that he will not be renewing his contract with AIT/Planet Lar (currect publisher of the trade paperbacks). Instead, he wants to do an omnibus collection (in similar format to an Essential) of issues 1-17 with Image.
That means that those of us who like the book format will have to rebuy the material from the first two collections in order to get issues 12-17 with a spine, which makes for two strikes against this idea. Aside from the additional cost, I prefer sturdier, smaller volumes over mammoth, hard-to-handle omnibus books.