I tend to collect a lot of things involving Superman. These posts are the newest additions to that collection.
One of the more recent and now out of control sub-genres of my Superman collecting is trade paperbacks, graphic novels, hardcover collections and the like. Frankly this is the more questionable section of the “archives”. I own eighty-five percent of the comics that are in the trades sitting on my bookshelf but I like owning them just the same and as much as they are sort of useless they can be quite convenient.
I mean the choice between having to move and sort through a bunch of short boxes to get what I want to read and simply walking up to the booksshelf is kind of a no-brainer at times.
Today I came home and much like yesterday there was a package for me in the mail. I ripped open the packing envelope and inside were two trades; Superman: Our Worlds At War Books 1 and 2, both of which were first released in 2002.
Now what makes this purchase kind of crazy is that I already own the Superman: Our Worlds at War Complete Edition that DC put out in 2006. That’s the big, honking edition that has the entire saga in one volume, which is quite unwieldy really. I mean the thing is huge. I didn’t need to buy these editions, but they are quite nice to own just the same.
Plus, I got both for $9.99. The shipping was free, so that breaks down to nearly five dollars a book. And they’re in great shape too, so there’s that.
So yeah, kind of insane to have bought them, but it was a good deal and I like having them on the shelf.
More to follow…