DC Comics Details Features Of Watchmen Collections

by Jeff

In response to questions from retailers, DC Comics offers this guide to the features of the four different WATCHMEN collected editions. All four collect the entire Hugo and Eisner-Award winning epic written by Alan Moore with art and cover by Dave Gibbons.

The WATCHMEN TP (FEB058406) is the original WATCHMEN collection, running 416 pages, featuring the high-quality, recolored artwork found in WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION, which were restored by WildStorm FX and original series colorist John Higgins. As a reminder, this edition is available to retailers on consignment sale now through December 1.

The WATCHMEN INTERNATIONAL EDITION TP (JUL088045) runs 416 pages and features recolored cover art by Gibbons that originally appeared in WHO’S WHO UPDATE ’87 #5 and the high-quality, recolored artwork found in WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION, which were restored by WildStorm FX and original series colorist John Higgins. It is available in the U.S. and Canada exclusively through Diamond Comic Distributors.

The WATCHMEN HC (JUL080172) runs 436 pages, with newly colored cover art by Gibbons that previously appeared in the WATCHMEN ABSOLUTE EDITION. In addition, this edition includes the two text pieces written by Moore and Gibbons in 1988 for the Graphitti Designs edition, as well as a nine page Gallery section with selected art from the Absolute Edition. It is available for advance reorder and is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 12.

The WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC Fourth printing (JUL080174) is an oversized, slipcased hardcover running 464 pages. This edition includes the two text pieces written by Moore and Gibbons in 1988 for the Graphitti Designs edition, as well as a 37-page section with the original WATCHMEN proposal, an expanded selection of rarely seen artwork and a sample of the script for issue #1. It is available for advance reorder and is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 12.

Also offered in the October Previews is the WATCHMEN #1 New Printing (OCT080158), a 32-page facscimile edition of the historic issue that began the WATCHMEN phenomenon in 1986, offered for the first time in years at its original cover price of $1.50 U.S. and scheduled to arrive in stores on December 3.

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Watchmen HC
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Watchmen: The Absolute Edition HC

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