And thinking about cost-benefit ratios:
The [Amazon.com] listing for the Uncanny Avengers – Volume 1: The Red Shadow hardcover however, is a revelation.
$24.99 for four issues. Issues that cost $3.99 each. In the hardcover, that works out as $6.25 each.
Even at the Amazon discount of 34% off (for now), that still works out as $4.12 each.
That’s from Bleeding Cool. $6.25 per issue? That’s amazing. And not in a good way. In that the HC hasn’t officially been solicited yet, and Amazon listings can always be updated, what’s the betting that we see a price reduction (or page increase) before the official solicit of the collection?
Maybe the “NOW!” in “Marvel NOW!” is there to suggest that fans buy the comics NOW! in individual issues because it’ll be prohibitively expensive to wait for the collection?