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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:54 am

nolanjwerner wrote:Does Amazon do this kind of thing for books from major publishers often?


Yeah, any time they get a couple complaints about something.

I looked at the trade, it's pretty cheaply-made. And Amazon warehouses are not necessarily reputed to be climate-controlled or anything--by that I mean conditions could be quite hot or even humid, at least from what I've read--so maybe they just cooked a batch of them at one. You have to heat a book up pretty good, like in direct magnified sunlight, to warp it usually but if a book picks up excessive moisture in the cheap paper from humidity, it'll dry out warpy as well.
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Chris

Rain Partier

Postby Chris » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:38 pm

It's back.

I realize there are significantly more important things going on in the world, but since some of your sites picked up on the story that Amazon had suspended sales of SAGA: VOLUME ONE last week, I just wanted to update everyone that the book is officially back on sale as of this morning. I’m still not exactly sure what this brief hiccup was about, but the books are once again shipping in perfect quality, still at the absurdly low price of $9.99 for 160 pages of Fiona Staples glory and grossness.

I’ve always loved Amazon, but maybe this incident should serve as a reminder that the best place to buy graphic novels is still your friendly neighborhood local comics store. Saga exists only because retailers gave it so much support, and they were kind enough to order a metric ass-load of our trades, so they should still have copies on their shelves when you swing by on Wednesday. But if they’ve already sold out, Image still has a few extras stashed down in Kirkman’s basement, and good retailers can order you up a fresh one immediately. And if you’re still on the fence about picking up our filthy sci-fi/fantasy epic, you can always read our double-sized first issue in its entirety for FREE right here. Then we return monthly with Chapter Seven in two short weeks!

Anyway, thanks for tolerating this nonsense in a time of actual news. The whole Saga team is thinking about our friends back east…

Your pal,
Brian
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:14 pm

Chris wrote:It's back.



Good news.
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Regulator

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby Regulator » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:47 pm

I ordered the TPB from MOC and it's a little wavy. The Mind the Gap TPB is a little wavy also.
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TimH

dINGO

Postby TimH » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:05 am

Darn it, I still haven't tried Saga, but once again the way it makes news is through its controversies.

What is the summary of Saga? I know it stands on its own merits. But the only think I know about it is fellatio on a goofy robot's chest TV and a spider demon that can't find an 8-cup bikini from Sears.

Darn it, Vaughn, tone it down just to keep it off the gossip net. This is becoming your book's legacy to outsiders.
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Chocolate Chips

Whippersnapper

Postby Chocolate Chips » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:28 am

I ordered the 2 trades from Amazon. I'll post here about the condition they're in.
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GOSD

Everybody lies!

Postby GOSD » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:39 am

I've received both TPB's from Amazon and their condition is fine...
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:49 am

I see we're picking up year old threads….Nice job blacks.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:09 pm

Why is it that people are so afraid of sex in comics?
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Flynn the Pirate

OMCTO

Postby Flynn the Pirate » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:16 pm

Arion wrote:Why is it that people are so afraid of sex in comics?


Because a great many people cannot comprehend that not all comics are appropriate for children. If it is a comic book, the reasoning goes, then it must be all-ages appropriate. If it isn't appropriate for a five year old to read, then it is a sleazy, sinful rag designed only to lead the poor children astray.
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Chesscub

WTF is this rank?

Postby Chesscub » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:10 pm

Arion wrote:Why is it that people are so afraid of sex in comics?


Because the stickiness ruins their value. :x
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misac

Outhouse Editor

Postby misac » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:17 pm

TimH wrote:Darn it, I still haven't tried Saga, but once again the way it makes news is through its controversies.

What is the summary of Saga? I know it stands on its own merits. But the only think I know about it is fellatio on a goofy robot's chest TV and a spider demon that can't find an 8-cup bikini from Sears.

Darn it, Vaughn, tone it down just to keep it off the gossip net. This is becoming your book's legacy to outsiders.


In one sentence; Romeo and Juliet in SPACE!!! :P

Why would he tone it down? That’s an amazing legacy to have!

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