Originally Posted by pwnthee
Oh yeah I would much rather have the current compendiums spread out across three books each, 16 chapters each.
However, I know it would've worked to have included the covers because it's worked with other collections this big. For example, The Dark Tower. I actually like that set better across the board anyhow [hardcover, color, better story imo, a whole book full of extras, and a sturdy slipcover]. Not disagreeing with you though really. My arms get tired holding these massive omnibus beasts up. They're not very travel-friendly. Spreading them across more books.
I was actually mistaken in thinking that this had both compendiums in it. This is still a decent deal at retail for a variant cover version, but yeah, I'm definitely passing. I prefer the covers of the regular compendiums anyhow, and I like that they match. My only qualm with the compendium 1 cover is that it contains a significant spoiler.
Yeah, I like the cover on the original better to. The problem with the original, at least when compared to the variant, is its an open edition book. It will never be worth anything as they will print it to death and probably already have. The variant cover is a limited edition so from a collectors stand point...well, you cant even compare one to the other regardless of what cover might be nicer.