Bad Bishop wrote:
The article at Newsarama said that these would be more "accessible" versions of Batman and Superman. But DC's choice of the pricey graphic novel format might make them less accessible (in another way).
Graphic novel collections are one of the fastest growing segments of the publishing industry. Expensive is a bit relative, a lot of people would rather buy a couple of thick, $30 graphic novels than 6-12 issues of a comic at $3-5 a piece spread out over a year, and I think that's what makes them more accessible to a lot of people. Also, graphic novels feel more like you're purchasing something to keep instead of just read and throw away like toilet paper.