I can’t remember the details of how I bought them but the Miracleman HCs aren’t big oversized fancy jobs, they’re pretty basic TPBs-with-a-hard-cover. I meant that I would happily have paid the same price or more for half the material (ie. just the stories and not all the padded bonus material) in a nice single prestigious hardcover (like they do for their big high-profile books), rather than the three slightly iffy individual releases.
I’m not sure what the RRPs were for the individual HCs but I can see lots on sale at dirt-cheap prices from many sellers at the moment, which suggests it wasn’t a particularly successful release and they aren’t particularly in demand. Which, given that this is classic material, points to it being a bit of a bodged release, and maybe not the success Marvel were hoping for (although as Simon said, that’s probably partly down to Moore taking his name off them).