By Cory Doctorow at 8:37 am Tue, May 22, 2012
Here's some lovely news: DC is bringing out an all-ten-volumes-in-one-slipcase edition of Neil Gaiman's Sandman. Gaiman writes, "I’m thrilled. You have no idea how long I’ve been asking DC to do one of these. (Er, about 16 years.)"
The all-ten-volumes-in-one-slipcase-edition of SANDMAN
Amazon pre-order page
(via Wil Wheaton)
Can anybody tell me what the f* is “6 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 10 5/16″ means?
Sorry, I’m European and thick.
Measurements in inches.
European here too, and I find those dimensions meaningless too – but using Google to convert them to real isn’t exactly difficult….
yeah, but how hard is it for Amazon to actually specify the unit?
I thought as well they’d be inches, but for what I know they might have been some other special “fumbledood” unit only used in the US publishing business.
Specifying the unit ought to be easy enough (you just put a double-quote (“) somewhere in there, indicating inches). Still, only our dumb units are ever specified in power-of-2 fractions.
17.14 by 8.57 by 26.19 cm.
Here’s what it would look like sitting next to a bottle of wine. Just like in real life. http://www.sizeasy.com/page/size_comparison/34664-Wine-Bottle-vs-Sandman
Pics or GTFO.
http://www.simotrone.it/wp-content/Foto/070505/DSCF0693_insieme50.jpg pic from my wedding (I was so thin and beautiful back then, sigh).
http://federicovecchi.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/chiesa-di-panico-xi-sec.html The church – XII century. I believe the only XII-century-anything you might find in the States are some wonderful trees.
Good price, too.
Hmph. This would come out after I bought volumes 1-5 and before I bought 6-10…
Pre-order from your local comic shop! Many will offer you a discount for pre-ordering a large item such as this.
My wife made me one of these back in 2006. I think mine is cooler though.
I never read the Sandman comics; this may be my ticket to that long delayed ride.
An expensive way to try something you may not like.
Man, I wish they would sell just the slip case.
I wonder what the price will be like compared to the Absolute editions.
EDIT: 200 bucks? If you’re going to spend that much on Sandman, spend a little more and get the giant archival-style books. Incredibly worth the expense.
I think that looks very cool, but what I really want is an eBook version, kindle or whatnot.
Yet another edition?
Oh for F*CK sake!
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