Amid efforts by relatives and colleagues to raise money for veteran Batman artist Norm Breyfogle's medical care, DC Comics appears to have rushed solicitation of Legends of the Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle, Vol. 1.
The 54-year-old artist was hospitalized in mid-December following a stroke that paralyzed his left side, including his drawing hand. Breyfogle has no health insurance, and his savings was eaten away by the hospital stay, leading his brother and sister-in-law to launch an online fundraising campaign to help pay for months of care and physical therapy.
To date, the effort has generated nearly $86,000 of its $200,000 goal.
DC Comics had no comment about the collection or its timing, but the blog Collected Editions notes it hadn't part of the publisher's 2015 releases.
No details are known beyond the Amazon listing, which specifies a 520-page hardcover, set for release on July 7 for $34.35.
A fixture of DC from 1987 to 1995, collaborating with writer Alan Grant on Detective Comics, Batman and Shadow of the Bat. The folks at Collected Editions speculate what storylines might be included in the hardcover.