Finder: Sin-Eater Hardcover Due End of Month

Carla Speed McNeil has announced that the hardcover collection of the Finder: Sin-Eater volumes will debut at Stumptown Comics Fest in Oregon at the end of the month. It should be in comic stores around the same time.

The cover price is $29.95 for a 384-page hardcover. Solicitation text read as follows:

This series and its creator have been nominated for the Eisner award seven times, won the Kim Yale once and the Ignatz twice! Jump on at the beginning with this chunky volume collecting two previous TPBs into one. Also included is the ‘lost’ issue #22, FIGHT SCENE, reprinted for the first time (with a new scene added)!

Jaeger is a Finder, which is an aboriginal detective. Jaeger is also a sin-eater, which is a ritual scapegoat. Jaeger returns to an old girlfriend only to find that her husband isn’t really out of the picture and now appears to be dangerously crazy… but hasn’t done anything to hurt her. Yet. On top of that, the husband isn’t just some twerp Jaeger’s girlfriend can’t get rid of; he’s Jaeger’s former commanding officer. This complex story of conflicting loyalties sets the stage for the rest of Jaeger’s life as told in the ongoing series FINDER.

Find out more at the Lightspeed Press website.

5 Responses to “Finder: Sin-Eater Hardcover Due End of Month”

  1. Michael Rawdon Says:

    Do we know whether it’s going to be a full-sized collection, or is it going to be a diminutive collection like the Castle Waiting hardcover was? I would love to buy “Sin-Eater” in a full-sized hardcover (oversized would be fine, too), but I’d probably pass on an undersized collection. (I still kind of feel like I was bait-and-switched on the CW collection, although I guess it’s my own fault for not reading the info in Previews closely enough before ordering. But I’d never encountered that sort of thing before, so…)

  2. Johanna Says:

    I thought the Castle Waiting format was perfect for the material, myself, giving it the feel of an antique book that suited the setting.

    I couldn’t find size listings online, but I suspect the Finder HC won’t be comic-sized… because that’s considered a non-standard size for many book printers.

  3. Paul Sizer Says:

    I helped Carla with the pre-press production on this new volume. The book will be a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ format hardcover with new cover art.

  4. Michael Rawdon Says:

    Paul: Thanks for the info. As you can guess, it’s unfortunately not the answer I was hoping to hear.

    The main reason I dislike the small size is that it makes me sad when a small format compresses fine artwork like that of Medley or McNeil: I find that detail is lost and the content becomes less readable. (By contrast, I love the oversized formats that Marvel and Image have been producing.) Following the Castle Waiting hardcover I thought for quite a while which I preferred: A durable hardcover volume, or the larger-size paperback collections. I concluded that the presentation of the material was more important to me than the durability of the binding or having the whole thing in a single, larger volume.

    All of which means, I’ll probably pass on the Finder hardcover and stick with the paperbacks.

    Johanna: I see your point about comic size being non-standard for publishers. Presumably cost also factors into it for small publishers. Admittedly I’m a rather nonstandard consumer (I imagine most serious collectors are), but that doesn’t make me less disappointed.

  5. Johanna Says:

    And you’re entitled to be disappointed that you’re not getting the product you envisioned and want. (I feel the same way about the Modern Masters line.) At least in this case, you have a choice. (Too Pollyanna?)




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