In one of the odder marketing decisions made this year, DC Comics announced a little while back that they will be republishing Alan Moore‘s and Dave Gibbons‘ magnum opus, Watchmen, as a twelve book hardcover box set to celebrate the miniseries’ 30th anniversary. Today we have images of said set to show you.
Originally published in 1986, Watchmen was a harbinger of a newer, more serious, more “adult” era of superhero comics. Heralded by many as a deconstruction of the superhero genre and listed as one of Time Magazine’s top 100 novels of all time, Watchmen has been produced in many formats in the past from softcover to oversized Absolute edition hardback.
This format, clunky as it appears to most people (myself included), is likely designed to appeal to the same subset of readers who are currently buying the hardcover single issue editions of Dark Knight III: the Master Race. Practicality aside, this Watchmen box set would stand out on a shelf.
This collector’s edition will hit store shelves on November 16th with an MSRP of $125.00.