Earlier today on the Collected Editions blog, I commented on the 2006 predictions post:
I’m definitely looking forward to trades of both 8-issue stories in the current Batman and Superman titles. I also hope DC is not discouraged to collect “This Is Your Life, Superman” just because it would be a thin volume with only three issues’ worth — maybe they’ll find something else to put with it.
Within hours the June solicitations were released, and it turns out (though it won’t be released till July 12) I was right about “This Is Your Life” getting padded out with other material, to make a 128-page volume for $19.99:
SUPERMAN: INFINITE CRISIS TP
Written by Joe Kelly, Marv Wolfman and Jeph Loeb; Art by Ed Benes, Lee Bermejo, Howard Chaykin, Ian Churchill, Karl Kerschl, Phil Jimenez, Dan Jurgens, Ed McGuinness, Jerry Ordway, Tim Sale and various; Cover by TK
The Earth-2 Man of Steel saw his world fall apart during the events of the original CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, and now the secret is finally revealed about what happened to him, Lois, and the other remaining survivors of the Crisis – Alex Luthor of Earth-3 and Superboy from Earth Prime!
In this collection including SUPERMAN #226, ACTION COMICS #836, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #649 and stories from INFINITE CRISIS SECRET FILES 2006, relive the arrival of Kal-L, the Last Son of Krypton! Learn how he grew up to be the greatest hero of Earth-2. Then watch as Superman is caught by the one person he can’t defeat – Lois Lane – and witness the undying love story of the greatest couple of Earth-2, and how their love could bring about the end of the universe.
This volume also includes a special origin album by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, the creative team behind SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS!
I’ll still get the IC Secret Files anyway, since there’s no way to know what parts of it will or will not be included in later trades.