Anthony’s trade paperback picks for August 2012

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Updated on March 19, 2023

I thought I’d try something different, and list various trade paperbacks (TPBs) coming out that may be of interest to others. This will include TPBs I plan on buying, ones that I don’t plan to buy but sound interesting anyway, and ones collecting single-comic stories I’ve read.

While I usually mention TPBs in my comics solicitations posts (and will continue to do so), I know that pamphlet “floppy” format superhero comics aren’t exactly where the future of the comics medium lies. Also, there’s trade paperbacks being much cheaper (especially through, more bookshelf-friendly, and much easier to find (at bookstores like Barnes and Noble) than regular single-issue comics.

And yes, I’ll be including comic strip compilations, one area I’ve been neglecting to write about (though read daily)!

Note all prices below are standard retail price. is likely to offer the paperbacks at a discount.


Full solicitations available here.

  • Showcase Presents: Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld, volume 1, $20


Full solicitations available here.

  • Love and Capes, volumes 1-3: $20 each ($60 total)


The entire run of “Love and Capes” is being re-solicited, tying into the newest miniseries’ first issue coming out this month.

For similar reasons, there’s a Showcase volume collecting the classic 80s DC series “Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld” as a tie-in to her new (and probably not-kid-friendly, being in DC’s “New 52”) ongoing monthly series.

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