Thursday, May 13, 2004

B&N Ultimate Spider-Man HC Exclusive

Via Johanna, Marvel is offering an exclusive HC containing the first three Ultimate Spider-Man collections at Barnes & Nobles. Comic Retailers are understandably upset over being left out of this offer, which will have 992 pages of story at $49.95 retail (though only $34.95 online). Or just a little bit over what one of the HC volumes of the series in the Direct Market offers at $30 a piece for only 1/3 as many pages.

I'm tempted by it I must admit, as it is such a great deal and I've always liked Spider-Man but found Bendis's stories too slow to follow. Yet surely with 992 pages to work with, something substantial had to happen. I would hope anyway...

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