Does anyone have any more info on this?
I remember getting this "prototype" trade paperback which reprints the story arc "Blind Justice" that ran in DETECTIVE COMICS #598, 599 and 600 during DC Comics' presentation at one of the Diamond Retailer Seminars back in the early 1990s. Believe it or not, at one time there were hardly ANY graphic novels or trade paperbacks of comic books available - AND we used to have to guess how many of something we would need to last us for six months or a year, depending on when/if a publisher would put something back into print. Anyway, they gave us each a copy of this new format... the trade paperback, which would collect a story that ran through multiple issues of a comic into one handy book! As best I can tell, this prototype is actually the three comic book issues in question glued together with a new cardstock cover wrapped around it. Needless to say, this format has been a huge success for the last fifteen years, with hundreds of different stories all bound into their own individual books in this nice, bookshelf-friendly format. It's hard to believe there was a time when these weren't around!
I may be recalling this incorrectly, as there has been a substantial drop in the number of my surviving brain cells after years of comic book reading... if anyone out there has more info, please let me know and I will post it here!
This just in from Manager Ken:
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