From The Comics Reporter:
Fantagraphics Books has announced a massive hardcover two-volume set, complete with slipcase presentation, collecting the first 18 issues of Daniel Clowes’ seminal alternative comics titles Eightball.
The book will list at about $95 for its 454 pages, in full-color. The release will tie into the 25th anniversary of the publication of the title’s first issue, in 1989. This will include all of the material between the covers, the covers, and some supplementary commentary-style material to buttress what’s there. The entire package will be supervised by Clowes.
The book is planned for August.
While some of the material to go into these two volumes has been collected in other books, Fantagraphics Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds told CR there is still “a not-insigificant amount of strips that for whatever reason, Dan never wanted to collect.” Reynolds says there should be between 16 to 32 pages of extras, with Clowes perhaps writing something for that material in addition to supervising the design aspects.