Episode #8 – The Graphic Novel Collection
The advent of the trade paperback or graphic novel collection created a huge shift in the comic business. It was an easier way to attract new readers through these easily packaged collected editions rather than overwhelm them with the daunting numbering system of individual issues. But has the graphic novel collection affected the comic business in more ways than just sales? The panel examines the possible upsides and downsides to the graphic novel or trade paperback collection?
Engineered by Mike BlueLion
Edited by Clifton
Music: Arpy – Dan Henig
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Shortly after we recorded this episode Dan DiDio, at the time DC Comics Publisher, explained some of the reasoning behind their decision to solicit and then cancel certain collected editions. Some of our speculation turned out to be correct.