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August 04 2006

Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3 Trade Paperback Available for Pre-Order. The title is "Torn" and will cover Issues 13 to 18.

Does anyone know when it is supposed to be released? It doesn't seem like anyone knows.

Well, the link mentions "August 2006," but it hasn't officially been sollicited through Diamond, the distributor, so it'll be November at the earliest. But since #18 isn't scheduled to come out until out until October, it'll probably be a while longer.

Amazon often jumps the gun a bit on Marvel TPs. :-)
Hmm, says August 2006 at the link but I don't see that being right. #16 is out this month with #17 in September and #18 in October (all being well AXM goes monthly from September) so i'd speculate that the trade will be out December-ish.

ETA: Or, in other words, what Telltale said ;).

[ edited by Saje on 2006-08-03 23:05 ]
Is a "Trade Paperback" the same size the other books were?
A trade paperback (in comics) is usually about the same size as the individual issues (only thicker obviously ;). It's just a term for a stiffer bound collection of all the monthly issues that constitute one story arc (varies but usually 4-6 issues). American style comics all tend to have TPBs of pretty much the same size (i.e. i'd be amazed if the 'Torn' TPB wasn't the same size as 'Gifted' and 'Dangerous').

(unlike with novels where the trade paperback edition is usually larger than a normal paperback - more like a hardback size just with a paper cover).
If the schedule goes according to plan, I reckon it could be out before Christmas.
(unlike with novels where the trade paperback edition is usually larger than a normal paperback - more like a hardback size just with a paper cover).


That's what Marvel's got the oversized hardcovers for. And the digest format that some series get collected in. ;-)
Yep, then there's non-standard TPBs like 'Serenity: Those Left Behind' and American style comics in manga size and landscape format graphic novels/TPBs (e.g. Jimmy Corrigan) and Absolute editions and on and on. Sometimes I think standards are only there so people can not adhere to them at every opportunity ;).

(I like the Marvel hardcovers, really nice books and though I agree - with another thread's posts - that they're kinda heavy I actually like the heft of them. Feels substantial)

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