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Yes, size does matter
on 10 November 2012
No, it's not that Grant Morrison's opus magnum is disappointing, I haven't even started reading it. It's just about the size. Over fifteen hundred pages is just just too much for one comic book. That's a monster you can barely lift with one hand. Forget about any comfort of reading, and I have my concerns about its longevity as well.
What a shame that DC have not decided to split it into two volumes (with slipcase this would be perfect), two ~ 750-800 pages would work out so much better... There's many more interesting Vertigo series out there deserving omnibus treatment, like Milligan's Shade, Aaron's Scalped, Wagner's Sandman Mystery Theatre or Morrison's Doom Patrol. Having similar length, I just hope that DC editors will have some common sense and more respect for readers, and publish them in smaller, wieldier books.
This one's just too freakin' large.