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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Craig View Post
    Captain America by Waid however, I had hoped would do 1K at least
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    Isn't this material already coming out as Epic?

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    Is the Planet Hulk Omnibus in danger of going out of print already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Parker View Post
    Isn't this material already coming out as Epic?
    Waid/Garney closed out the original Vol 1 Cap series in 1995-96 with issues #444-454. Then Liefeld, Jim Lee and the Image guys handled the Heroes Reborn Cap vol 2 series. For the Heroes Return relaunch in 1997-98 Waid/Garney were back with Captain America vol 3. Basically Marvel was like, "yeah we should never have kicked you off the book for Liefeld. Here, give it another shot. Sorry!". Garney penciled the first five issues of the vol. 3 relaunch. Then Andy Kubert came on board and penciled the series for the remainder of Waid's run (plus a few issues with Dan Jurgens post-Waid, IIRC). In summer 1998 Marvel also released a second monthly Cap series, Sentinel of Liberty, which ran for 12 issues. Waid wrote most of series and Garney did pencils for the first six issues.

    The recent Captain America: Man Without a Country Epic Collection collects the final stories from Cap vol. 1. So yes some of their material is included in the recent Epic TPB but definitely not all.

    Quote Originally Posted by copywrite View Post
    Is the Planet Hulk Omnibus in danger of going out of print already?
    Possibly ... I posted about this a few weeks ago. IST is out of stock, and CGN raised their price to $80. I've also noticed prices slowly creeping up on eBay.

    On a related topic, discounts at all the usual places on the recent Simonson Thor Omnibus reprint have dwindled, it's now a $70+ book at least; when just a few weeks ago it could be bought for ~50% off. Similar situation seen on the Cap Omnibus by Waid/Garney/Kubert. No super discounts on that one online. The cheapest I can find it for is $75. Might want to keep a watch on those.

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    I wonder if we'll get another big Rocket and Groot paperback like this one. I really enjoyed the Skottie Young series. I've read it twice now up to where that trade ends. I could sit down right now and read it a third time.

    I don't really want to grab the small trades if they're just going to bundle it all together again.

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    Was Nathan Edmonson Punisher (the series that ended with Secret Wars) any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Was Nathan Edmonson Punisher (the series that ended with Secret Wars) any good?
    Mitch Gerards art is strongest point for me. The story -ok, good dynamic, but not brutal enough for Punisher

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Was Nathan Edmonson Punisher (the series that ended with Secret Wars) any good?
    Good, yes. Enjoyable, yes. As a followup to the Greg Rucka run it was well done, he even plays the continuity card and brings back Rachel Cole-Alves for one issue.

    I give it a 4 out of 5 stars.
    "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings" - Optimus Prime

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Craig View Post
    Good, yes. Enjoyable, yes. As a followup to the Greg Rucka run it was well done, he even plays the continuity card and brings back Rachel Cole-Alves for one issue.

    I give it a 4 out of 5 stars.
    I agree. I liked this series and it's probably underrated because it followed Rucka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamgg View Post
    For the last year & a half or so I kind of got on a Conan kick. I'd never read any of that material as a kid, and was curious to give it a try. For all intents and purposes, Marvel really made Conan the successful IP he is today. Sure the genesis is there in the REH novellas, but the Marvel guys really fleshed the character out and made him into a pop culture icon starting in the early 1970s. Before Marvel, he was basically a throwaway pulp character. I'd go so far as to postulate that if it weren't for Marvel, Roy Thomas in particular, probably no one in the mainstream would even know who Conan is today.

    So long story, slightly shorter, I decided to give the character a try with some of the DH reprints of the classic 1970s Marvel stories. Over time I picked up second hand copies of the two BWS HCs, and most of the Chronicles of Conan TPBs put out by DH over the years. I also picked up some of the REH novels pre-owned off amazon for cheap.

    I liked most of the comic book material I read so far, but was a bit let down by the presentation in DH's reprints. I'm a long time Marvel Zombie and am familiar with their top notch reproduction of classic stories featured in the Epic, MMW, and Omnibus series of books, so I had high expectations. I couldn't get my head around DH not including covers in their reprints! (At least in the first few collections). Also some of the more modern recoloring was kind of garish in spots. In summary, while it was nice to read these old comics, the presentation just wasn't that great.

    Story-wise from the comics, I mostly liked what I read but Roy Thomas' scripting can be a grind to read over and over, so I would read one volume, move on to something else, then come back to Conan for another volume a few weeks later, etc. I didn't like the REH novellas. I felt they were too "over written" for lack of a better term. And it didn't help the stories were non-linear. In one novella, Conan is a barbarian, in another he's a king, in another he's a pirate. I found them kind of hard to get into on a consistent basis.

    My favorites, out of what I've read, were the Frost Giant's Daughter, the Tower of the Elephant, and some of the later stories Thomas did in his return to the character in the 1990s near the end of Conan's original comic series (the adventures of Conan as a teen, etc). I also liked the Marvel King Conan series featuring Conan as an aged ruler, with his son at his side, but I haven't finished those just yet.

    Really looking forward to Marvel's forthcoming reprints. Marvel did an amazing job getting the MOKFU series back into print after decades of languishing in comic book limbo and I am sure they will do just as well or better with Conan! Now my only conundrum is: do I sell the DH collections & wait for Marvel's, or hold on to them? Ah the life of a comic collector....

    Lastly, Conan is considered part of the mainstream MU ... just in the Hyborean age prior to recorded history. I didn't remember it until I read the CBR article, but he did have some minor sporadic appearances (non-What If) in the mainstream MU modern times. Even an FF issue near the end of the DeFalco/Ryan run. Check it out:

    https://www.cbr.com/conan-marvel-com...st-crossovers/
    Thanks for the link.
    Did not remembered The Saga of the Serpent Crown story that was divided across the Atlantis Attack crossover.
    Neither knew about that Conan apearence in Fantastic Four !
    Interesting info about the sporadic apearences of Conan in the MU.

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