This Week (May 26): Wednesday Comics HC & More

The long-awaited hardcover edition of Wednesday Comics is out this week, featuring all 15 strips from last summer’s weekly series in all their 11×17″ oversized glory:

  • ADAM STRANGE written and illustrated by Paul Pope
  • BATMAN written by Brian Azzarello with art by Eduardo Risso including additional panel art on each page!
  • METAMORPHO written by Neil Gaiman with art by Michael Allred
  • DEADMAN written by Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck with art by Dave Bullock
  • THE DEMON AND CATWOMAN written by Walter Simonson with art by Brian Stelfreeze
  • THE FLASH written by Karl Kerschl and Brenden Fletcher with art by Karl Kerschl
  • GREEN LANTERN written by Kurt Busiek with art by Joe Quinones
  • HAWKMAN written and illustrated by Kyle Baker
  • KAMANDI written by Dave Gibbons with art by Ryan Sook
  • THE METAL MEN written by Dan DiDio with art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Kevin Nowlan
  • SGT. ROCK written by Adam Kubert with art by Joe Kubert
  • SUPERGIRL written by Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Amanda Conner
  • SUPERMAN written by John Arcudi with art by Lee Bermejo
  • TEEN TITANS written by Eddie Berganza with art by Sean Galloway
  • WONDER WOMAN written and illustrated by Ben Caldwell

The Fletcher/Kerschl Flash strip was my favorite Flash story of 2009 (yes, I liked it better than Flash: Rebirth or Blackest Night: The Flash). It was fun, full of crazy ideas and adventure, and played around with the format, making use of the fact that it was being told as a newspaper comic strip.

Wednesday Comics sells for $49.99, though you can find it for less if you shop around. (Amazon’s selling it at $31.49 to start, though since they get their inventory on a book publishing schedule, they won’t have Wednesday Comics until next Tuesday.)

Other Flash appearances this week include:


7 thoughts on “This Week (May 26): Wednesday Comics HC & More

  1. Mr Maczaps

    so there were more than 15 tales in the “regular” editions of this?
    here i was thinking all of it was being reproduced in HC…



  2. Mbish

    I wish you could buy these separately. I am only really looking to read two, three of these tops. (I did not read comics last summer so I missed out)
    I know you can get back issues but yeah… It would be cool if they reprinted these separately or something.

    Looks cool though, might get it later when the price goes down a bit more (if it does)

  3. West3man

    Hm. I didn’t follow this when it was out, but I may give it a shot on your recommendation and it’s reputation. Thanks, Kelson.

    Now, let’s see if my local shop has a copy for me.

  4. Craig

    Would love to get the Wednesday Comics collection, but the price is too steep for me right now.

  5. Kelson Post author

    Something to consider on pricing: If you bought the original issues at $3.99 each, you spent $48 on a bunch of newsprint sheets that are held together only by folding and don’t quite fit in a standard-sized comics box.

    For an extra two dollars, you get something a bit smaller, but on better paper that’s actually bound together so it won’t fall apart, and that you can put on a bookshelf. If you buy it at a discount, it’s actually a lot cheaper than the original issues would have been.

  6. West3man

    Thanks for highlighting this. I probably wouldn’t have bought it otherwise.

    It is a beast, but also a work of art (in the fartsy sense) that it feels like every comic book fan should own.

    Also, thanks goodness for discounts or I’d likely have passed on it, as well.

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