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DC Announces ‘DC Compact Comics’

DC has announced a new line in their graphic novel slate: DC Compact Comics. Featuring a 5.5″ x 8.5″ standard book trim for trade paperback novels, the new format pulls bestselling, new-reader-friendly titles from DC’s evergreen library as the first books offered in this new lineup of compact editions of adult graphic novels.

Size comparison of 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ trade paperback vs. 5.5″ x 8.5″ compact paperback

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons andAll-Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, among others, will go on sale beginning in June 2024, retailing at $9.99 US, to launch DC’s new program.

“The DC Compact Comics price and sizing is perfect for readers of prose and manga looking to pick up a new-reader-friendly storyline in a self-contained full color graphic novel,” said Anne DePies, SVP & General Manager, DC. “This 5.5″ x 8.5″ paper cut is the most widely circulated softcover book size in the US and is popular among graphic novel aficionados in international markets. At $9.99, it’s a great price point for retailers to stock these classic titles. For readers, DC Compact Comics deliver a new graphic novel reading experience that fits in the palm of their hands, with no loss of readability.”

The new line will showcase DC stories across many genres, including science fiction, thrillers, horror, fantasy, adventure, and mystery. Featured among the DC Compact Comics launch titles in 2024 are DC’s recent Hugo Award-winning sci-fi graphic novel Far Sector by N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell, along with perennial classic graphic novels like Catwoman: Trail of the Catwoman, Batman: Hush, Batman: The Court of Owls, and more.

The initial DC Compact Comics launch in 2024 will offer the following titles at $9.99 US:

Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons (9781779527325)
Batman: The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo (9781779527271)
All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely (9781779527257)
Far Sector by N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell (9781779527295)
Wonder Woman: Earth One by Grant Morrison, Yanick Paquette (9781779527332)
American Vampire Book Oen by Scott Snyder, Stephen King, Rafael Albuquerque (9781779527349)
Batman: Hush by Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee (9781779527264)
Joker by Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo (9781779527318)
Harley Quinn & the Gotham City Sirens by Paul Dini, Peter Calloway, Tony Bedard, Guillem March, Andres Guinaldo (9781779527301)
Catwoman: Trail of the Catwoman by Darwyn Cooke, Ed Brubaker (9781779527288)

DC Compact Comics will be on sale beginning June 2024!


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