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by Midas » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:04 pmI only started reading 2000 AD in the last 5 years or so, so I hadn't seen him in B&W before getting the case files either. At first, I thought they were like the Marvel Essential volumes (cheap B&W omnibuses) but then I learned that those early issues were never colored (accept, I guess, by Marvel--I missed those as a kid).
by Arion » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:58 pm
I usually avoid Essentials (I only bought one a long time ago because I didn't know it was B&W).
Oh so you've been reading the new 2000AD stuff? I've only read a few lose progs in the past 5 years (that and a couple of 2000AD FCBD books).
by Midas » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:06 pmI just started, and stopped, reading it again. This time on my iPad. It was great but I just can't keep up reading a weekly comic. I quickly found myself MONTHS behind and it just wasn't enjoyable. I'm much better in trades that I can read on my own time. The Dredd epic last year, that crossed over with the Simping Detective and Low Life, was the last I really read. It was absolutely fantastic (as it was a bit of a surprise cross-over). I think it's called "Trifecta" and I would recommend the trade, which may be out by now.
Anyway, got my box today. It was pretty huge, what with two HC ominboo.
I'm thinking of stopping collecting Omniboo that are going to be part of Marvel's EPIC line, since I really dig that format, but I'm not sure yet. How do I pass up V2 of John Byrnne's FF run in omnibus format? Or the Roger Sterm ASM that's forthcoming (for preorder) in a month or two)?
ANIMAL MAN OMNIBUS HC (MR) *Special Discount*
MIGHTY THOR OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 DM VAR KIRBY ED *Special Discount*
NEXUS OMNIBUS TP VOL 03 (C: 0-1-2)
AGE OF BRONZE TP VOL 03.1 BETRAYAL PT 2 (MR)
FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 02 ROAD TRIP NOW *Special Discount*
X-MEN FALLEN ANGELS TP *Special Discount*
EC AL FELDSTEIN CHILD OF TOMORROW HC (C: 0-1-2)
GI JOE TP VOL 01 HOMEFRONT *Special Discount*
OPTIC NERVE #13 (MR)
BLOODSHOT (VU) #0 REG BULLOCK *Special Discount*
QUANTUM & WOODY #2 REG SOOK
X-O MANOWAR (VU) #16 REG ZIRCHER
HARBINGER (VU) #15 REG KITSON
SHADOWMAN (VU) #9 REG JOHNSON
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (VU) #12 REG LUPACCHINO
by Arion » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:21 pm
I'll see if I can find Trifecta, I've only read one prog with, what's the name of the guy?, PJ Maybe?
Oh, that Nexus Omnibus must be nice. I only have a few loose issues.
by Evan Meadow » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:06 am
I need to finally go get that same Nexus Omnibus today. The LCS called me about it last week and I still haven't gone down to get it. Course I'm in the middle of reading the Vol 2 Omnibus right now.
by Arion » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:02 pm
I never order omnibus, international shipping makes it expensive for me...
by nietoperz » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:45 amGot my box:
Avengers #17 & #18
New Avengers #9
Young Avengers #9
Daredevil #29 & #30
Fantastic Four #11
FF #10 & #11
Fearless Defenders #7 & #8
Guardians of the Galaxy #5
Indestructible Hulk #11 & #12
Wolverine and the X-Men #34 & #35
X-Factor #260 & #261
X-Men #3 & #4
All-New X-Men #15
Uncanny X-Men #9, #10 & #11
Batman Annual #2
Batman Incorporated #13
Batman: Li'l Gotham #5
Batwoman #23 (my last issue)
Detective Comics #23
Detective Comics Annual #2
Earth 2 #15
Superman Unchained #3
by Midas » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:06 pm
The Dark Horse omnibuses are smaller than most trades...
by Arion » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:47 pm
Oh, I didn't know that. So they're smaller than a regular comic book? If so, do they shrink the art?
by Midas » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:40 pm
Yes. The art is definitely shrunk. Amazon UK has the measurements at 22.6 x 15.2 x 2 cm. Despite the shrunk art, I really like the format because it is portable, relatively affordable for the quantity of comics you get and quite readable.
by Arion » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:29 pm
I don't know, smaller formats are not really my thing...
by Evan Meadow » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:15 amHere's my order. Box arrived on Thurs:
Legends of the Dark Knight
Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger
GI Joe: Cobra Files
Godzilla: Rulers of Earth
Transformers: Robots in Disguise
Burn the Orphanage
Legend of Luther Strode
Kick Ass 3
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Lords of Mars
Quantum & Woody
Robocop: Last Stand
Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris
Battlepug Vol 2 HC
Breath of Bones: Tale of the Golem
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Resident Alien: Suicide Blonde
True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Batman: Arkham Unhinged
Batman: Lil Gotham
Justice League of America
Smallville Season 11
Amelia Cole & the Unknown World TP
GI Joe: Special Missions
Half Past Danger
East of West
Mind the Gap
Archer & Armstrong
Charismagic: Death Princess
Dejah Thoris & The Green Men of Mars
Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights
Six Gun Gorilla
Watson & Holmes
Nexus Omnibus Vol 3
Star Wars: Dark Times - A Spark Remains
Star Wars: Darth Vader & the Ninth Assassin
Strain: The Fall
Batman & Nightwing
Batman Beyond Universe
Birds of Prey
He-Man & MOTU
Justice League Dark
Legion of Super Heroes
Red Hood & the Outlaws
Trinity of Sin: Pandora
TMNT Villains: Karai
I Love Trouble
Thief of Thieves
Green Hornet: Legacy
Miss Fury Digital
Red Sonja: Unchained
Angel & Faith
Star Wars: Legacy
Station to Station
Adventures of Superman
All Star Western
Batman Inc Special
Batman: Dark Knight
Green Team: Teen Trillionaires
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Tom Strong & the Planet of Peril
GI Joe: Real American Hero
Godzilla: Rulers of Earth
Jericho Season 4
Kill Shakespeare: Tides of Blood
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye
Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters
Transformers: Regeneration One
Mind the Gap
Damsels: Giant Killer
Executive Assistant Assassins
Fanboys vs Zombies
by Arion » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:19 pm
Holey..! How long does it take you to read all that?
by Midas » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:47 am
Evan, love reading your lists every month (serious list porn). If you're so inclined, I would love your thoughts on these books above, all of which have piqued my interest at some point.
by Evan Meadow » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:02 am
LOL well as I've said many times I'm such a slow reader lately I've been behind for months. I'm currently reading the books that came out in March. So in many cases I can't comment on some of them because I haven't even started them yet. The first issue of Sex is in the batch I'm reading now so I'll be getting to that one in a few days. Then I can say something. For the stuff that I have been reading and certainly as enough issues out:
Morning Glories I'm getting up to issue #25. And I really need to read that book over from issue #1 again and read all this at once to see if it makes sense. Spencer makes Lost look like something easy to comprehend. So I may have a different perspective after I do that. But for now I just read it issue by issue trying to do my best to remember what happened the month before.
Saga, Fatale, and Cyber Force are great reads. Obviously Saga and Fatale more then Cyber (but that's just also cause of the general acclaim) so if you're not reading these two, get the freakin trades! Cyber Force, I'm eagerly waiting to see if it plans on working its way into the current Top Cow continuity as well. So far, its reboot hasn't connected itself to Artifacts, Darkness or Witchblade yet. But at the same time, how can you go wrong on picking up 5 free comics? If you haven't gotten them yet since they cost nothing (granted by now they've been slapped with back issue prices on em I'm sure) then I don't know what to tell you.
Thief of Thieves is Kirkman goodness. That's all I need to say. LOL you like his writing, the book's for you.
GI Joe, also, is GI Joe. read the first issue of the relaunch. Same as it ever was. Will be getting to Special Missions also soon but expect the same.
Rest of them, I can't comment on yet. Flipped through the Trekker Omnibus and while I was sad to see a lot of it is still in B&W (since it came from DHP) its not going to stop me from enjoying the sic-fi goodness.
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