Do you think there will ever be one?
god almighty i freaking hope so
I've resisted the trades for years, hoping for an oversized hardcover release...so, it better come out!
I'd probably just buy the trades. Preacher's worth reading NOW.
But if the show ever works out, I'd assume an Absolute version will come.
Steve Dillon does a good job on Preacher, but in all honesty his style doesn't strike me as one which would particularly benefit from being oversized
I think I wanna see an absolute lucifer first (but that's mainly because I haven't read any lucifer yet!)
An Absolute Preacher would be nice, but I'd prefer ABSOLUTE TRANSMETROPOLITAN, say, 3 nice HC's, each around 500 pages.
Also, Darick Robertsons artwork will be much more appealing in an oversized edition than Dillons would.
But I guess if another Vertigo series gets the Absolute treatment, chances are Preacher will be first.
How big would Absolute Preacher have to be? Isn't it like thirteen tpb's?
It was collected in 9 TBS's, 2016 pages altogether.
So probably 4 smaller or 3 big HC's, depending on whether they include any extra stuff.
I'm waiting for the book on tape myself.:DI think I wanna see an absolute lucifer first (but that's mainly because I haven't read any lucifer yet!)
I could see this as 3 big hardcovers myself. If the Preacher HBO series becomes a hit DC would almost have to give this the Absolute treatment.
Absolute Fables would be nice also.
I think the main reason for doing an Absolute Sandman (besides the opportunity to cash in on Neil Gaiman cultists) was twofold: 1) get rid of the new and really ugly hardcover editions, which most fans dislike, and 2) recolor large, screwed-up chunks of the series (this was also a factor for Watchmen, and the recolored version was incorporated into the next printing of the TPB, which was a nice little bonus). This is particularly important for The Sandman because the coloring on the first few issues is just atrocious, and during Brief Lives there's a mistake on the color of Delirium's eyes that has been reprinted AGAIN AND AGAIN. It'll be nice to see that set right for once.
Absolute Preacher? I wouldn't buy it, but I can dig it.
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