Questions/Speculation on the Image reprinting of Brubaker and Phillips' Criminal:
I can't help but think this was all in the grand plan of him signing exclusively with Image. After hearing Hickman talk on the 11 O'clock Podcast about how much money he made in 2014 off of Image books, it makes perfect sense that he'd want to reprint Criminal through Image.
Has anyone put the old volumes side-by-side with the new Image ones? Differences in production quality? Any new extra material? Missing material?
Also, do you think this means eventual solicits for new Deluxe/HC editions? Looks like it'll be reprinted through vol. 4 by April. Even if they're in line with what Image has been putting out along the lines of Fatale (as it's a Brubaker and Phillips book), I'd be thrilled with that! I just wonder if they'll milk all the trades first and wait a bit before HC solicits. Sometimes the Image HCs come out very quickly upon the closing of an arc, or take much longer (like with Manhattan Projects).