I'll likely pick up the trade on this. My LCS is small enough that it doesn't buy everything every month (not even all Marvel and DC), so issue 1 was the only issue I've seen on the stands (at Jim Hanley's in NYC). I picked it up and was on the fence about it, so pre-ordering the rest didn't seem wise.
I hope it's a satisfying conclusion, and I hope it does well enough in the marketplace to get Byrne to try more new things.
It's a mini-series? Does it say that anywhere on or in the comics?
I'm trade-waiting this. Mind you, eagerly trade-waiting, but trade-waiting nonetheless. As I think I noted waaaaay up-thread, I read the original JBNM as it was published. It's been something like 18 years; what's a few more months.
As I recall, when JBNM went on hiatus after issue 30, Byrne thought he would return in six months for the concluding 20 issues. But he has decided to tighten things up. As Jeff noted, he has seen 12 issues listed for this run. On Byrne's message board, I'm getting the impression that it may be nine issues. Sometime after JBNM, Byrne will move on to a sequel-type series set in the Next Men/2112 universe.