View Poll Results: What hardcover format do you prefer?

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  • Standard sized

    44 9.44%
  • Deluxe

    188 40.34%
  • Omnibus

    180 38.63%
  • Absolute

    108 23.18%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilynne View Post
    That's a great sacrifice..let me know if you need to sell anything for toddler money

    That's great you're sticking with TMNT. One of the most enjoyable books I've read. Surprised youre not reading Transformers MTMTE
    Or you could turn it around and sell the toddler for book money ;p

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomSlick View Post
    I could go for a ST. I always kind of figured that do a Before Watchmen but who knows.
    What was the last non-series or one-shot Absolute out of curiosity?



    Congrats to both.
    Year one I think, I do prefer the one shot Absolutes over the series ones.

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    Just wrapped up reading Morrison's Doom Patrol Omnibus.

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. I felt it was just the right amount of surreal/wackiness meeting reality meeting the unreal. It reminded me a lot of his Animal Man and the Invisibles, but I think was better than the Invisibles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellboydce View Post
    Year one I think, I do prefer the one shot Absolutes over the series ones.
    I think you're right on Year One. Yes, the series can be a bit too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellboydce View Post
    Year one I think, I do prefer the one shot Absolutes over the series ones.
    I think it was Infinite Crisis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Craig View Post
    Yes, I'm phasing out of Marvel/DC monthlies. I stopped DC at Rebirth and as Marvel cancels the ones I'm currently reading post Secret Empire I'll be done there. Which is fine I have a backlog of collected volumes to catch up on. I'll still get VALIANT and TMNT at IDW monthly.

    My wife has said that the "collections room" aka my Omni/OHC/Absolute shelves can't continue to grow at the same rate. Apparently Baby Formula and Diapers are pricey as will be the larger mortgage note.
    #adultproblems
    Congrats dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batarang View Post
    Congrats dude
    Quote Originally Posted by TheTemp View Post
    Or you could turn it around and sell the toddler for book money ;p
    I mean you could probably get a lot of Omni's for a toddler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtk79 View Post
    The silver age omnibus covers the Legion's very early years. It's full of silver age goofiness and a far cry from Geoff Johns' stuff. Art is uneven (good when Curt Swan's on pencils, pretty bad when it's John Forte's turn, which it often is). Worth a read, but it gets much better later on.
    Thanks for the rundown. Is it necessary to understand the general world built around the Legion? I remember reading the new 52 stuff and being completely lost. When exactly later on does it get much better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLEDGE View Post
    Thanks for the rundown. Is it necessary to understand the general world built around the Legion? I remember reading the new 52 stuff and being completely lost. When exactly later on does it get much better?
    When Jim Shooter takes over, which will be the start of the next volume.

    The earliest stuff has charm and is worth reading. John Forte's art is . . . strange. Very stiff and rigid figures with an odd sense of scale and proportion (someone explain to me how the Legionnaires were supposed to all fit into their clubhouse, for example), but also I couldn't imagine some of the stories being drawn by anyone else.

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    Forgive me b/c I have a feeling this isn't the first time this question has been asked, but after a few attempts with the "search" feature I'll just throw it out there...

    What's the word on obtaining the actual slipcase for the DKIII OHC collection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLEDGE View Post
    Thanks for the rundown. Is it necessary to understand the general world built around the Legion? I remember reading the new 52 stuff and being completely lost. When exactly later on does it get much better?
    It depends on what you mean by "necessary". Different writers have made very different use of Legion lore. I don't think, for instance, that the early Legion stuff collected in the Silver Age Omnibus is especially useful for reading Johns' work.
    Unless you tend to like silver age comics (some people don't), my guess is the Levitz-Giffen era, as collected in The Great Darkness Saga and The Curse, will make a better starting point. The Curse, especially, has fantastic art, as in, some of the finest superhero art ever drawn as far as I'm concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Flicker Fade View Post
    When Jim Shooter takes over, which will be the start of the next volume.

    The earliest stuff has charm and is worth reading. John Forte's art is . . . strange. Very stiff and rigid figures with an odd sense of scale and proportion (someone explain to me how the Legionnaires were supposed to all fit into their clubhouse, for example), but also I couldn't imagine some of the stories being drawn by anyone else.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by rtk79 View Post
    It depends on what you mean by "necessary". Different writers have made very different use of Legion lore. I don't think, for instance, that the early Legion stuff collected in the Silver Age Omnibus is especially useful for reading Johns' work.
    Unless you tend to like silver age comics (some people don't), my guess is the Levitz-Giffen era, as collected in The Great Darkness Saga and The Curse, will make a better starting point. The Curse, especially, has fantastic art, as in, some of the finest superhero art ever drawn as far as I'm concerned.
    By necessary I mean is it analogous to say Lee's run on Spider-Man where most of the characters and mythos are established and still being used today. Or am I better off starting with a writer that redefined the Legion for future stories like Miller did with Daredevil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLEDGE View Post
    Thanks!



    By necessary I mean is it analogous to say Lee's run on Spider-Man where most of the characters and mythos are established and still being used today. Or am I better off starting with a writer that redefined the Legion for future stories like Miller did with Daredevil.
    I'd say the defining moment for most recent Legion stories is the Levitz run, though the Levitz run itself makes use of past work, like Jim Shooter's. But it's always, or nearly always, presented in such a way that you don't actually need to read anything else or dig out your old Who's Who (or wikipedia).
    I'd say start out with The Great Darkness Saga. If you like it, read The Curse and head out from there. Early Legion is way more typical of wacky silver age shenanigans than early Spiderman. There's a real chance it will do nothing for you.

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    Do you guys think that the upcoming The Caped Crusader Hardcover is going to be a Deluxe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterSoldier76 View Post
    Forgive me b/c I have a feeling this isn't the first time this question has been asked, but after a few attempts with the "search" feature I'll just throw it out there...

    What's the word on obtaining the actual slipcase for the DKIII OHC collection?

    My understanding was that the slipcase will be sold either with or alongside, the final issue of the series.

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