As far as Little Nemo is concerned: Taschen published the complete Nemo 1905-1914 back in 2000, in a volume about the size of DC's Absolute editions. ISBN 3-8228-6300-9. As far as I recall the list price was somewhere between 50 and 75 US Dollars. Of course, a bigger volume might have done it more justice, and sprucing up the colours might help, too.
The Robotech one confuses me....it's dated as 2010, so it's not a new proposal...does the article (in spanish or something) say it's an older proposal recently found? What's the joke.
Static Pulse: That's why I like you. You're like four degrees away from being a William Gibson protagonist.
I came up with a good April Fools Day post, but hardly anyone noticed. I know the day fell on a Sunday this year, but c'mon.
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Well, it is bloody massive, at 430 pages and "Absolute" sized. And the quality of the art/colours is pretty damn good for work from 1905-14. For the colour or linework to be better, we're talking about full digital restoration and recolouring. And to get a sufficiently larger size to justify the upscaling, we're talking about Artist Edition sizes. Preferrably Wally Wood Artist Edition sizes.
As I recall, they had a hard time getting shot of this (rather good) edition at that price. A better edition that truly showcases the artwork AND includes all 400+ pages could possibly turn into a 8-10 volume series of 100 dollar books (to justify the restoraqtion costs). And I doubt there's a market for that much. Maybe a 1-volume (50-100 page) sampler at such a large size would be marketable, because the artwork is really nice and it would be really nice to see a pristine version.
To be honest, aside from the sheer genius of the art, I found the storylines kind of boring and extremely repetitive, so it's attraction is as an art book.