I wonder how many times that gimmick has been tried. I know Marvel did it with Slingers #1. That might have been a worse offender since it was 48 page comic to begin with, meaning it was $1 more than a regular issue. To get the whole story, you needed to by 4 copies, so price wise, it was the equivalent of buying 6 regular issues.
That's right. I remember that. Didn't buy it, but I remember Slingers, mostly because of the variant covers in the Spider-Man books. The good news is you can get them for cheap now.