DC’s New Pocketable Graphic Novels Are Only $10 Each – Watchmen, Batman, Superman, And More

You’ve got a trip coming up, one that’s estimated to be just long enough to enjoy a comic book/graphic novel in. While a trade paperback isn’t difficult to carry around, it can be a tad cumbersome, and that’s where this new line of “Compact Comics” comes in. Published by DC Comics, these are 5.5″ x 8.5″ paperbacks–about the size of a mass market paperback novel–that pull some of the best and most iconic stories from the publisher’s vast library.

DC originally unveiled the Compact Comics line last year, and the first batch of pocketable graphic novels, Watchmen and Batman: The Court of Owls, will finally hit shelves in a few weeks. Best of all, each book retails for only $10, which makes it easier to not worry about bending or tearing pages on the go. Each book is friendly to first-time readers, as they all tell self-contained stories. All 10 of the graphic novels in DC’s Compact Comics series for 2024 are available to preorder now at Amazon.

DC Compact Comics – $10 each

DC Compact Comics
DC Compact Comics

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All-Star Superman is still widely regarded as one of the greatest Superman sagas of all time, and follows the Man of Steel on his final adventures after he becomes exposed to a lethal amount of solar radiation. Frank Quitely’s art is incredible, while Grant Morrison’s story is full of action, thrills, and surprises. For fans of the Caped Crusader, Batman: The Court of Owls sees the vigilante run into the infamous cabal of super-rich socialites and their enforcers, the Talons. This was the storyline that kicked off the New 52 era of Batman, and featured sharp art from Greg Capullo.

Far Sector by N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell shines a spotlight on rookie Green Lantern Sojourner “Jo” Mullein, who has been protecting the City Enduring, a massive metropolis of 20 billion people. After the first recorded murder in 500 years happens in the crime-free city, it’s up to Sojourner to solve this sci-fi mystery. Going from the stars to the streets, Joker is a gritty look at Batman’s infamous nemesis. Produced by the dream team of Lee Bermejo and Brian Azzarello, this is a street-level crime story starring the unpredictable clown prince of crime as he causes chaos in Gotham.

Other notable Compact Comics include a few evergreen classics, like Watchmen, Batman: Hush, and Catwoman: Trail of the Catwoman.

DC is releasing two Compact Comics each month from June to October.

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