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charlie
07-05-2007, 10:17 AM
Not trying to flog this horse too much, but I have decided that I want to swap out some of my single issues for the TPB/HC collections. Which collected editions does everyone think far surpass the single issues as far as extra content? Is there somewhere online that you can find a list of the extras included? Thanks!

Matt O'Keefe
07-05-2007, 10:41 AM
Depends on what books you're reading.

ClintP
07-05-2007, 10:45 AM
I like the oversized HC pretty well. I don't care about the extras though, just the larger format. I just sold my Captain America issues for the omnibus.

Joshzilla
07-05-2007, 10:47 AM
In my opinion, the easiest way to make the distinction is this:

Creator owned stuff - buy singles

Comics from the big two - get mini-series in trade format and monthlies in singles

charlie
07-05-2007, 11:12 AM
Depends on what books you're reading.

Ultimate Marvel stuff, maybe Bendis' creator owned stuff, Kabuki, probably Alan Moore's ABC stuff. Absolute editions are a no-brainer to me, as I have loved every one that I have gotten. I just don't want to drop the cash on a trade if the extras are not worth it, and I don't see a way of knowing what extras are included, if they would be worth my time and trouble...

Masculine Todd
07-05-2007, 11:15 AM
I like the oversized HC pretty well. I don't care about the extras though, just the larger format. I just sold my Captain America issues for the omnibus.

This is me to a "T."

I love the OHCs due to the large amount of story (on average 12-18 issues), the glossy paper and the elongated page size. I like large chunks of comics.

I will buy the occasional PHC if it's a story I really enjoyed in singles and want to read again. I hardly ever reread back issues, as I file them away and it becomes a hassle to get them out.

I would sell my singles and just get what I want to reread in trade if I wern't so scared of the convoluted system of eBay. I've never sold anything on there, but I'm frightented to try.

adam_warlock_2099
07-05-2007, 11:16 AM
Not trying to flog this horse too much, but I have decided that I want to swap out some of my single issues for the TPB/HC collections. Which collected editions does everyone think far surpass the single issues as far as extra content? Is there somewhere online that you can find a list of the extras included? Thanks!

About the only time I buy TPB's is when buying the single issues are far out of my price range, such as collecting a lot of the golden and silver age issues in the Essentials, or in single reprints, like the Fantasy Masterpiece issues that reprinted the original Silver Surfer series up to issue #14.

ClintP
07-05-2007, 11:19 AM
This is me to a "T."

I love the OHCs due to the large amount of story (on average 12-18 issues), the glossy paper and the elongated page size. I like large chunks of comics.

I will buy the occasional PHC if it's a story I really enjoyed in singles and want to read again. I hardly ever reread back issues, as I file them away and it becomes a hassle to get them out.

I would sell my singles and just get what I want to reread in trade if I wern't so scared of the convoluted system of eBay. I've never sold anything on there, but I'm frightented to try.

wow. we are a lot alike. And as for ebay, I can teach you young padiwan. Trust in the force and all will be well.

SethInAz
07-05-2007, 11:37 AM
I buy singles of books that I can remove double-sided ads from in preparation for custom binding. I like supporting books with fewer ads, as they take up less space when binding them into custom hardcovers (20-25 issues a piece).

This means I buy issues from Dark Horse like Conan and Star Wars, books from Dynamite like Red Sonja, and various others.

I don't really read much DC stuff but I get trades of Y: The Last Man that bind rather well, and I have a couple Absolute editions.

Marvel stuff... I dropped issues about a year back when they hiked prices and ad counts again. For now I buy OHC's almost exclusively, and the occasional PHC for a mini-series I really want if I'm sure it's the final treatment it will get.

Custom binding has become my hobby and I highly recommend it.

Jacob Lyon Goddard
07-05-2007, 11:40 AM
i hate "extras" clogging up the backs of trades
yet i'm pretty much trade only

i'm a walking contradiction

dEnny!
07-05-2007, 11:41 AM
i hate "extras" clogging up the backs of trades
yet i'm pretty much trade only

i'm a walking contradiction

You are just odd! Why in the world do you not like extras in the back of the trade??? Clogging???

charlie
07-05-2007, 11:45 AM
I buy singles of books that I can remove double-sided ads from in preparation for custom binding. I like supporting books with fewer ads, as they take up less space when binding them into custom hardcovers (20-25 issues a piece).

This means I buy issues from Dark Horse like Conan and Star Wars, books from Dynamite like Red Sonja, and various others.

I don't really read much DC stuff but I get trades of Y: The Last Man that bind rather well, and I have a couple Absolute editions.

Marvel stuff... I dropped issues about a year back when they hiked prices and ad counts again. For now I buy OHC's almost exclusively, and the occasional PHC for a mini-series I really want if I'm sure it's the final treatment it will get.

Custom binding has become my hobby and I highly recommend it.

Custom binding?! Awesome! Any pics you can share?

Jacob Lyon Goddard
07-05-2007, 11:45 AM
You are just odd! Why in the world do you not like extras in the back of the trade??? Clogging???

whole list of reasons that probably don't make sense to anyone but me. i prefer a streamlined reading experience, and i don't like feeling like the publishers are luring me to buy a comic that i'm buying because i want to
i don't buy the cereal for the toy at the bottom

i guess the root of it is that i'd prefer my comics to resemble novels over DVDs

charlie
07-05-2007, 11:46 AM
You are just odd! Why in the world do you not like extras in the back of the trade??? Clogging???

Agreed, I love the insight into the creative process, once I have read the issues. Same thing with DVD's, though commentary tracks can be annoying at times...

ClintP
07-05-2007, 11:46 AM
whole list of reasons that probably don't make sense to anyone but me. i prefer a streamlined reading experience, and i don't like feeling like the publishers are luring me to buy a comic that i'm buying because i want to
i don't buy the cereal for the toy at the bottom

i guess the root of it is that i'd prefer my comics to resemble novels over DVDs

can't you pretend those extras don't exist?

Jacob Lyon Goddard
07-05-2007, 11:50 AM
can't you pretend those extras don't exist?

i don't like having to

but it's also a publisher to publisher thing

publishers like Drawn and Quarterly or Top Shelf or Pantheon or Beuanaventura almost never include them, but Marvel, DC, or comics that are closely following in the Marvel/DC format almost always do

SethInAz
07-05-2007, 11:58 AM
Custom binding?! Awesome! Any pics you can share?

Sure check out these threads:
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=108551
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=99267
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=92658

and this website:
www.dpbanks.com
http://www.dpbanks.com/vatt.html

Jacob Lyon Goddard
07-05-2007, 12:03 PM
Sure check out these threads:
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=108551
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=99267
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=92658

and this website:
www.dpbanks.com
http://www.dpbanks.com/vatt.html

it's also something you can do by hand if you have the time and want to risk damaging your issues


also, when you do this, you actually get a higher quality book than what most publishers give you.
it'll generally last much longer, and you won't get the splash page "gutter suck"

Masculine Todd
07-05-2007, 12:06 PM
wow. we are a lot alike. And as for ebay, I can teach you young padiwan. Trust in the force and all will be well.

copycat.

I'm just scared of the commission they charge and what happens if you don't sell it...then you're paying for nothing.

Bedlam66
07-05-2007, 12:13 PM
I love the OHC format myslf it's my Fav.

ClintP
07-05-2007, 12:15 PM
copycat.

I'm just scared of the commission they charge and what happens if you don't sell it...then you're paying for nothing.

just look at other stuff that is selling and gauge it that way. If I have something I want to sell and there are lots of similar stuff but they all have no bids, I don't bother. Also, start it out at like 99 cents for stuff that you know will sell. That way the insertion fee is kept to a low amount, like 20 cents or something.

charlie
07-05-2007, 12:20 PM
Sure check out these threads:
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=108551
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=99267
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=92658

and this website:
www.dpbanks.com
http://www.dpbanks.com/vatt.html

Thanks!! Holy schnikes that is awesome! That would be very worthwhile for my old stuff that I know will never be collected.

SethInAz
07-05-2007, 12:22 PM
it's also something you can do by hand if you have the time and want to risk damaging your issues


also, when you do this, you actually get a higher quality book than what most publishers give you.
it'll generally last much longer, and you won't get the splash page "gutter suck"

Yup, the adhesive books on the mass market will generally fall apart with time. Oversewing will last generations. It's pretty cool that my kids, and even their kids will have runs of Star Wars and Spiderman comics to explore as they grow up. Great way to pass on the tradition so kids can see what their old man was/is interested in.

Masculine Todd
07-05-2007, 12:25 PM
just look at other stuff that is selling and gauge it that way. If I have something I want to sell and there are lots of similar stuff but they all have no bids, I don't bother. Also, start it out at like 99 cents for stuff that you know will sell. That way the insertion fee is kept to a low amount, like 20 cents or something.

Thanks Clint. :smile: