- Posted by Johanna on February 3, 2009 at 10:21 pm
- Category: Graphic Novel News
On August 19, DC will release the V for Vendetta Absolute Edition.
When originally announced, the project seemed to confuse customers. There’s an existing $30 hardcover edition with 296 pages. The Absolute was slipcased and oversized but just the same 296 pages for $100. Was DC really asking customers to pay an extra $70 just for a bigger print size?
Today, they announced there will be an additional 100 pages in the Absolute with no price change.
This new material includes all of David Lloyd’s silent art pages from the original comic book series, which were not included in the collected editions and have not been seen since the series’ original publication by DC Comics in 1988-1989. In addition, an expanded version of the sketchbook section from the hardcover will be included, as well as all of the back cover art from the original issues.
Along with these new pages, the Absolute edition features the improved production values and coloring from the 2005 hardcover edition for optimum enjoyment of the stunning art and story
That’s a nice bonus. It’s unfortunate that, due to Alan Moore’s dislike for the publisher, there’s no possibility of text-related extras, because customers seem to really like those. The art is amazing, but the story is what sticks with people.
Retailer orders are due Thursday with code JAN09 0275.