Just a correction about BAD ASS: It's not in origin "a 48 page European album" but a 96 page OGN that Dynamite is splicing it into 4 pamphlets, but hey, at least there's no reduction since the original is at US size too. If anything, they should have published it straight to TBP or HC like the original.
BAD ASS belongs to a label called "Comics Fabric" from major publisher Delcourt, which is composed of US-comic-mimicking books: comics done by French creators, but imitating the US idiom of comic-books. Some of them are even superhero-ish and the format is the same: 96 page tomes. In fact, the books are published and promoted within the same line they publish their US translations: Walking Dead, Star Wars, Hellboy, lots of Image books, etc. with the clear intention of blending in as if they were just another American import.
but there's more out there and none of them has a clue about the origin of the book, as if they thought it's just another Dynamite US title. Also, some of them mention the "abrupt ending" of the "first issue" like you do but you're the only one who knows the reason so you don't complain about it like them.
I really can't get on-board with these monthly comics that chop up original graphic novels into 20-24 page chunks. It was silly when Humanoids did it for Metabarons too. Even sillier were the Metabarons TPBs from Humanoids that each reprinted 2.5 volumes.