DC Comics Names the Batman: Damned Format, “Prestige Plus”

Starting with comic books solicited for January 2020, DC Comics introduces the term Prestige Plus. It’s a new name for DC Comics’ periodical format with square binding and card stock covers that measure approximately 8.5″ by 10.875″. Periodicals that fit the Prestige Plus format would include the first such volume, Batman Damned, as well as the more recent Superman Year One, Joker: Killer Smile and Joker/ Harley: Criminal Sanity. The format is currently just being used by the Black Label imprint. This differs from DC’s Prestige format titles, defined as featuring square binding and card stock covers at the standard comic book trim size of 6.625″ by 10.1875″, such as the upcoming Wonder Woman #750.

The only comic getting that nomenclature in January’s solicitations is the second issue of Jeff Lemire, Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz‘s The Question: The Deaths Of Vic Sage #2 but DC Comics is going back and changing past listings to reflect the new designation, such as this:

QUESTION THE DEATHS OF VIC SAGE #1 (OF 4) (MR)
(W) Jeff Lemire (A) Bill Sienkiewicz, Bill Sienkiewicz (A/CA) Denys Cowan
DC BLACK LABEL – PRESTIGE PLUS FORMAT – APPROX. 8.5″ x 10.875″
For years, Vic Sage has worn the faceless mask of the Question to clean up the streets of Hub City by sheer force of will. He knows right from wrong. He knows black from white. But what happens when he is drawn into a conspiracy that reaches from the heights of Hub City power to the depths of its underground tunnels? What happens when things stop being black-and-white and start getting a little gray? And what happens when, in a secret chamber deep beneath the city, Vic Sage meets his own end…and his new beginning? Eisner-winning writer Jeff Lemire joins forces with the legendary art team of Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz to resurrect Vic Sage, only to destroy him all over again…and again… In Shops: Nov 20, 2019 Final Orders Due: Oct 21, 2019 SRP: $6.99

DC Comics to Call the Batman Damned Format, "Prestige Plus"

 

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