So after the quick sellout of Humanoids’ deluxe reprint of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius’ The Incal a few months ago, I know many of us were waiting for a less-deluxe form of it to be reprinted. To many of our suprise and wonderment, there were two editions of The Incal solicited in the latest edition of Diamond Previews, one by Humanoids and another one by Titan.
THE INCAL CLASSIC COLLECTION HC (HUMANOIDS EDITION)(W) Alexandro Jodorowsky (A) MoebiusDetective John Difool is the key to the Universe after accidentally discovering the mystical Incal artifact. The international comic masterpiece by Moebius and Jodorowsky collected in a deluxe hardcover edition. Presented in its original colors. (STK438182) (C: 0-0-1)MATURE THEMESHC, 7×10, 308pgs, FC SRP: $44.95
TITAN PUBLISHINGTHE INCAL CLASSIC COLLECTION HC(W) Alejandro Jodorowsky (A) MoebiusThe world-renowned comic from the creative duo of legendary illustrator Moebius Moebius and filmmaker, writer and composer Alejandro Jodorowsky, The Incal tells the epic tale of sci-fi detective John Difool. Difool, your average Class R Private Investigator, plies his trade in a metropolis inhabited by vicious gangsters, robot policemen and nimbus-crowned ruling-class “aristos.” Inexorably drawn into events of cosmic proportions, John Difool must decide how to be a hero with the fate of the galaxy in his hands. (STK438376) (C: 0-1-2)MATURE THEMESHC, 7.5×10, 296pgs, FC SRP: $49.95
Taken from the DCBS site.
Different sizes, different page counts and different prices led to a lot of questioning about what constituted these questions. No one really had any more information than what was in Previews. Last night, I emailed Humanoids directly to find out from them what was going on. Here’s their brief but final responce:
Thank you for contacting us.
Our version will actually be the only one to be released in May.
The Titan version is no longer planned.
As of today, the Titan edition is no longer available for preorder through Amazon as well but I can’t find any information for the Humanoids version on there either. With how quickly the deluxe edition sold out and the quick sellout of Madwoman of the Sacred Heart, Humanoids’ other recent Jodorowsky/Moebius book, you may want to let your friendly comic retailer now know that you want this excellent book.