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Old 07-23-14, 03:44 PM   #101
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Re: What's the last TPB/Graphic Novel you bought?

picked up some hardcovers for 10$ a pop
Batman n52 vol 1-3
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Old 08-10-14, 12:55 AM   #102
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I'll be going out of state next week and needed some material to hold me over, so I scooped up Jude Dredd issues (volumes 3 & 4) and some individuals issues that completed #9-#21. I also subscribed to the series. I do believe that the Judge Anderson series or mini-series is released this coming week or before the month ends and I will most certainly get that one, too.

I also scooped up issues #1-#3 of Monster & Madman.

I'll eventually collect the remaining issues of Revival since I stopped at issue #8. We'll see as I've noticed that the reviews went from highly positive to mixed/negative as the series progressed.

I really do love digital comics.
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Old 08-14-14, 12:47 PM   #103
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I'll eventually collect the remaining issues of Revival since I stopped at issue #8. We'll see as I've noticed that the reviews went from highly positive to mixed/negative as the series progressed.
I thought the first year was very solid. But their first (and only) arc has dragged on nearly two years now with no resolution, or revelations, in sight.
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Old 08-27-14, 10:28 PM   #104
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Sherlock Holmes gets the all-black treatment. I would have dismissed it as a horrible gimmick without a second thought had the reviews not been so positive. I'll give it a shot; even if it sucks, it'll just be a drop in the bucket of shit that I've wasted my money on in my Holmes obsession.

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Old 08-30-14, 08:03 PM   #105
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i actually really liked The watson and Holmes book but stopped picking it up after the first arc to prune my pull.

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Old 08-31-14, 03:03 AM   #106
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^ Sweet. Looking forward to it.

And I have another to add to my recent purchases list:



It's the 600+ page hardcover Marvel Omnibus with every issue. I was preparing myself to pay $60 or more for it (it has a $100 list price), but I saw brand new copies selling on eBay for $22. It took me about four nanoseconds to hit the Buy It Now button, after glancing at the feedback page to make sure the seller had a good rep. Best deal I've seen in a long while.
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Old 08-31-14, 04:50 PM   #107
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/201139963837

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^ Sweet. Looking forward to it.

And I have another to add to my recent purchases list:



It's the 600+ page hardcover Marvel Omnibus with every issue. I was preparing myself to pay $60 or more for it (it has a $100 list price), but I saw brand new copies selling on eBay for $22. It took me about four nanoseconds to hit the Buy It Now button, after glancing at the feedback page to make sure the seller had a good rep. Best deal I've seen in a long while.
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Old 08-31-14, 06:44 PM   #108
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Yeah, I recently picked up that John Carter omnibus too. Very cheap! I remember reading that Marvel basically liquidated them since they were losing the license to another company. I finally got around to picking up the Avengers Vol. 1 omnibus now that I saw the second one was going to come out in the Spring.
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Old 08-31-14, 06:58 PM   #109
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It appears there has been a recent warehouse liquidation once again (translation: the publisher vastly overestimated demand and is now dumping them through back channels). A couple of different Omnibuses show up if you sort based on price in this range. A couple of neat DC hardcovers are also showing up.

Enabling hoarders for over three decades, thank you.
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Old 08-31-14, 07:27 PM   #110
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Yeah, they vastly overestimated demand on that one. They thought the movie would be a hit, and they were wrong.

The Uncanny X-Force Omnibus (a well regarded run of a book, pretty much written for the Omnibus format), for example, went out of print and out of stock everywhere in less than six months.
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Old 08-31-14, 07:28 PM   #111
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where is this?
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Old 09-04-14, 11:31 PM   #112
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where is this?
The John Carter Omnibus? Here. And they still have copies left.
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Old 09-06-14, 04:26 PM   #113
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Big fan of Turok. I spent an obscene amount of money over the years buying all ten hardcover volumes of the Turok: Son of Stone Archives collecting the old Gold Key stuff, a bunch of single issues of Valiant's Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (which was never collected into books), and Dark Horse's short-lived Son of Stone reboot. (I also got the 2008 animated film, which kicks ass.) I was waiting for a collection before checking out the new Dynamite version, since I don't have the patience to follow monthly comics. I don't like Turok's new silly haircut (Skrillex: Dinosaur Hunter?), but I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 09-06-14, 05:55 PM   #114
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Got my Marvel Now Omnibus in the mail yesterday, the John Carter one should arrive next.
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Old 09-07-14, 06:24 AM   #115
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In addition to Marvel Now:

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Old 09-08-14, 05:53 PM   #116
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This just arrived in the mail today. I was able to get it on ebay for about $115. Obviously this would be a rip off if it were still print, but it's not, so I'm pretty happy with the price. I've been tracking ebay for a couple of months now and it's tough to find one for below cover price, which in this case is $125. I'm pretty excited to dig into the book. I've only read a handful of issues before.

I am, however, a bit disappointed with the recoloring of the artwork. I don't know how I missed the fact that this had an extensive modern recoloring, but I did. I guess Marvel spent a lot of time and money on it, and in a vacuum it looks great, but it is not of its time at all. I'm familiar with all of the arguments for this sort of revision, but put me in the camp that would prefer the coloring to at least stay true to the intent of the originals, if not mimic it exactly. These pages are DRASTICALLY different from the originals. Oh well. If I decide I want to flip the book, I should be able to easily get my money back.
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Old 09-08-14, 06:34 PM   #117
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This just arrived in the mail today. I was able to get it on ebay for about $115. Obviously this would be a rip off if it were still print, but it's not, so I'm pretty happy with the price. I've been tracking ebay for a couple of months now and it's tough to find one for below cover price, which in this case is $125. I'm pretty excited to dig into the book. I've only read a handful of issues before.

I am, however, a bit disappointed with the recoloring of the artwork. I don't know how I missed the fact that this had an extensive modern recoloring, but I did. I guess Marvel spent a lot of time and money on it, and in a vacuum it looks great, but it is not of its time at all. I'm familiar with all of the arguments for this sort of revision, but put me in the camp that would prefer the coloring to at least stay true to the intent of the originals, if not mimic it exactly. These pages are DRASTICALLY different from the originals. Oh well. If I decide I want to flip the book, I should be able to easily get my money back.
It's one of the most essential omnibuses on the market. Trust me, you'll like the new coloring after a while.
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Old 09-08-14, 07:09 PM   #118
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I am, however, a bit disappointed with the recoloring of the artwork. I don't know how I missed the fact that this had an extensive modern recoloring, but I did. I guess Marvel spent a lot of time and money on it, and in a vacuum it looks great, but it is not of its time at all. I'm familiar with all of the arguments for this sort of revision, but put me in the camp that would prefer the coloring to at least stay true to the intent of the originals, if not mimic it exactly. These pages are DRASTICALLY different from the originals. Oh well. If I decide I want to flip the book, I should be able to easily get my money back.
I read this run way back when it was first published in floppies, and I fucking love the new coloring in the Omnibus. It stays true to the original coloring, but gives everything a better sense of depth and scope. Even some really hard-lined old-school "anti-revisionist" comic fans are cool with the recoloring.

Anyways, it was recolored mostly due to the higher quality Omnibus paper, which doesn't allow for bleeding. The original coloring would've looked like shit on the new paper (see second panel below).

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I read this run way back when it was first published in floppies, and I fucking love the new coloring in the Omnibus. It stays true to the original coloring, but gives everything a better sense of depth and scope. Even some really hard-lined old-school "anti-revisionist" comic fans are cool with the recoloring.

Anyways, it was recolored mostly due to the higher quality Omnibus paper, which doesn't allow for bleeding. The original coloring would've looked like shit on the new paper (see second panel below).
These comparisons would suggest the new coloring is drastically different than the old (at least in some instances):

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I'm well aware of the limitations of the original printing processes. I actually work in the printing industry. However, it is possible to redo the colors with modern technology and still maintain the original, flatter look. Marvel does it all the time. See the recent Uncanny X-Men Omnibus vol.2 for an example of stellar remastering. Again, in a vacuum the new colors are pretty breathtaking, but my preference is always for the original.
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Old 09-09-14, 11:16 PM   #120
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Old 09-10-14, 11:21 PM   #121
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My John Carter: Warlord of Mars Omnibus, ordered from steampunkcomicshop (link) showed up the other day, and I can now vouch for the seller if anyone is still on the fence about it. The book is so heavy that the shipping label showed a cost of over $6, but the shop is including that in the $21.95 price. Mine showed up in perfect condition (shrinkwrapped) and packaged very well with crumpled paper and styrofoam packing peanuts.

I wish there was a bit more in the way of extras; an introduction contextualizing the series would have been especially nice. But I can't really complain at all for the price. It's going to take me forever to get through this. And thank friggin' god, the book has sewn binding; I had never bought a Marvel Omnibus before and was worried that they would skimp on that and use glued binding to save on manufacturing costs. It lays flat nicely and there's no gutter loss.
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And thank friggin' god, the book has sewn binding; I had never bought a Marvel Omnibus before and was worried that they would skimp on that and use glued binding to save on manufacturing costs. It lays flat nicely and there's no gutter loss.
The first couple of Marvel Omnibi had glued bindings, but everything in the last few years has been sewn. Most of the ones with glued bindings have been reissued with sewn bindings as well. Marvel really does do it right with these oversized books. DC lags way behind (although they seem to be catching up a little).
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Old 09-12-14, 01:02 PM   #123
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Just bought a truckload of Marvel HC/TPBs for $5 each at Baltimore Comic Con.

It's my first time to see the Marvel Now Premiere hardcovers. They now have a consistent trade dress of red/white. But holy cow, $25 cover price for an ultra thin hardcover book? Who buys these at cover price? Each book is normally only 5 issues long and is printed in thin paper. I was flabbergasted by the cover price and only bought it since it was $5 (actually $4 each since I bought so many). BTW, these are remainders, each had a black pentel mark on the top or bottom.

Also got the John Carter Omnibus for $24. Didn't know that eBay had it for $2 cheaper, oh well.
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Old 09-12-14, 01:06 PM   #124
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I used to buy the thin Hardcovers pretty regularly, until they went down to four or five issues a piece and the cost per issue, even with discount, didn't seem worth it.
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The only reason to pay cover price for trades is if you have a local comic shop you like to support. Otherwise, it is a far better choice to buy them online at Amazon or instocktrades.com since they give great discounts, especially instocktrades. You can get softcover trades for $10 on instocktrades, which makes paying $4 for a single issue even more ridiculous.
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