@Green.Lantern I loved those Toys R Us multi-packs! They filled in some holes, and were a pretty spiffy deal from what I remember.
TRU made a lot of mistakes over the last 15 years or so, but I was happy to see comics return to their stores in 2011. True, it wasn’t the bundles like they had in the '90s, but something was better than nothing.
Regarding the topic, I’m happy that the majority of new features from the current Giant line are continuing on as Digital First titles.
As for the 4-packs, well…it’s a neat, easy way for randos and kids who just want comics of any kind and don’t care if they’re the Newest of the New™ to get them. I’d like to see a themed approach, but I can see why each set is random, as that’s to show off different titles from different franchises to potential readers.
A pass for me, but it’s good to see DC still has a solid partnership with Walmart.
goes out and plays “Taps” for the Giant line