a thread for posting cheap deals on comics
― koogs, Friday, 13 February 2015 09:28 (eight years ago) link
was browsing comixology (uk) yesterday with a view to finding a use for my new tablet. did the usual searches and turned up this:
which is the library edition of ted mckeever's metropol for £2.49. that's 1-12 of metropol and 1-3 of metropol ad. he put these out in a library edition some years after the original printing and removed all the colouring and sound effects that they forced him to add in the first place.
transit and eddy current also available for the same price, albeit much shorter (5 and 12 issues respectively)
americans: $3.99 here https://www.comixology.com/Ted-McKeever-Library-Vol-3-Metropol/digital-comic/5219?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC9pdGVtU2xpZGVy
― koogs, Friday, 13 February 2015 09:33 (eight years ago) link
£4 for morrison / quietly's all-star superman
― koogs, Friday, 13 February 2015 09:37 (eight years ago) link
London people - forbidden planet have a bunch of copies of the 2nd and 4th volumes of Akira for £3.99 each at the moment, nice little deal
― jamiesummerz, Friday, 13 February 2015 14:58 (eight years ago) link
NOT A BARGAIN:
― koogs, Monday, 16 February 2015 16:05 (eight years ago) link
fanta's avoidance of digital is a bummer
― the plight of y0landa (forksclovetofu), Monday, 16 February 2015 16:20 (eight years ago) link
? from koogs' link, https://www.comixology.co.uk/search?search=fantagraphics
― oochie wally (clean version) (sic), Monday, 16 February 2015 16:39 (eight years ago) link
i mean to say their pricing and lack of sales is not consumer-friendly
― the plight of y0landa (forksclovetofu), Monday, 16 February 2015 17:41 (eight years ago) link
the first Harley Quinn collected TPB is 80p on amazon (issues 0-8, 208 pages).
comixology sales change every day by the look of things. (so i was lucky to get all-star superman.)
metropol also comes with non-drm backup (basically a cbz or a pdf)
― koogs, Tuesday, 24 February 2015 16:24 (eight years ago) link
sale on daredevil stuff, ahead of the new tv series i guess (is it a tv series?)
bought the Miller Vol 1 and Bendix Vol 1 because, y'know, 90% off cover price, rude not to.
hadn't realised the miller was so early, thought it was after the Nocenti that i've previously read but it's actually '79 and isn't the style that i associate with him, which i guess came later. have just flicked through it so far though.
― koogs, Monday, 13 April 2015 10:36 (eight years ago) link
FOPP in Glasgow are selling Too Soon?, an excellent collection of Drew Friedman's recent illustration work, for £3 (or two books for a fiver)
― sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Monday, 13 April 2015 10:56 (eight years ago) link
is Superman: Doomed worth reading? is down from £28 to £3.
ditto Final Crisis? (down from £9 to £3)
part of DC Events sale here:https://www.comixology.co.uk/comics-sale?list_id=7326
walking dead graphic novels also discounted.
sin city too: https://www.comixology.co.uk/comics-sale?list_id=7315
― koogs, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 09:43 (eight years ago) link
Final Crisis is a bonanza of fun Morrison stuff - it's also maybe the last really good thing he wrote (seven years ago, yikes) - Batman run peaks around the same time.
― Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 10:05 (eight years ago) link
Is, er, Knightfall worth a go? That was my (first) jumping off point for comics as a teenager, when my OCD completism switched to record-buying instead...
― Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 10:07 (eight years ago) link
I'd be careful that the Final Crisis bundle or w/e only contains the relevant Morrison stuff, and in the right order - the TPB didn't and the comics were impenetrably organised in the first place (a hardcover later got it right for the first time afaik)
― let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 10:11 (eight years ago) link
it does say: "Final Crisis: New Edition"
"What happens when evil wins? That's the question Superman, Batman, the Justice League and every being in the DCU have to face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of narcissistic followers actually win the war between light and dark. Featuring the deaths and resurrections of major DC characters, FINAL CRISIS is more than your average multi-part event-it's a deconstruction of Super Hero comics and a challenging, thought-provoking take on the modern, four-color icons.
Collects DC Universe #0, Final Crisis # 1-7, Final Crisis: Superman Beyond # 1-2, Final Crisis: Submit, Batman 682-683 and material from Absolute Final Crisis."
and only lists morrison as author.
― koogs, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 10:28 (eight years ago) link
Sin City: pick up vol. 1, The Hard Goodbye. If you like it, chances are you'll like vols. 2-4. The remaining stuff is for die-hard fans pretty much, though there were some good one shots in the vol. 6 collection. (Also, Miller's writing and artwork starts to go downhill at that point).
That Final Crisis listing sounds like everything I read in the hardcover. Most of the DC sale is ehhh, though I guess picking up all of 52 for $12 is a pretty good deal.
― Nhex, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 13:54 (eight years ago) link
Miller's writing and artwork go sharply downhill with the second Sin City
― let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 23:05 (eight years ago) link
I'd still rep for Dame to Kill For, and definitely That Yellow Bastard
― Nhex, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 23:46 (eight years ago) link
(i have all the sin city books (including ridic expensive dame to kill for hardback, which is about 3x what i'd pay for anything these days, nice though it is). that post was a heads-up to anyone else that was interested. i think i enjoyed them all as they were coming out, except may the last one, with the colours. haven't reread any of them though.)
bought both the doomed and final crisis books, £6 total, and, i think, 900ish pages total.
― koogs, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 00:09 (eight years ago) link
Final Crisis is a hot mess. Why are these hundreds of superheroes running around spouting this incoherent nonsense? Dunno. 136 pages in, twice as many to go.
― koogs, Saturday, 11 July 2015 19:05 (eight years ago) link
if you didn't know a DC crossover event with "Crisis" in the title would be this, collective apologies for not warning you upthread
― let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Sunday, 12 July 2015 05:30 (eight years ago) link
I kind of did, but figured the series named for the event would be more of a hub for the stories rather than just the glue between the stories with all the action happening elsewhere. Enjoyed the art in superman beyond.
― koogs, Sunday, 12 July 2015 09:38 (eight years ago) link
nah, the other books aren't relevant to the Morrison material at all - that's just the style he's using
― let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Sunday, 12 July 2015 15:01 (eight years ago) link
lol at the humble bundle grant morrison/stan lee/depak chopra pack
― like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Monday, 13 July 2015 03:30 (eight years ago) link
― like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Monday, 13 July 2015 03:31 (eight years ago) link
all 565 pages of From Hell only £2.99 on comixology (uk) at the moment
― koogs, Wednesday, 7 October 2015 08:35 (eight years ago) link
approx 1600(!) DC graphic novels for £2.99 each at comixology at the moment as part of their black friday promo.
― koogs, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 21:25 (six years ago) link
Marvel too. Am a bit overwhelmed trying to work out what to get. Also on Google Play if you don't want to be stuck on a Kindle or whatever.
― Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 22:45 (six years ago) link
I bought King's Omega Men. Nine-panel comics are the perfect size to commute-read on your phone.
Also picked up Judas Contract and the Tom Veitch run on Animal Man, which I hated at the time, but never finished and curious where it went. Nowhere interesting, I guess, but that's the beauty of CHEAPNESS.
Also tempted to pick up the nine books of the Byrne/Ordway/Stern run on Superman, because they're expensive in print and I've never found a bootleg edition.
This is super-pedantic but I hate that the Comixology apps won't go full-width in portrait mode on an iPad. It's annoying. I'd probably buy way more if they did that.
― Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:45 (six years ago) link
Ooo, Omega Men, good one. All 12 issues for Aus$7.
― Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Thursday, 23 November 2017 01:03 (six years ago) link
(I've picked up a couple of swamp thing collections - I already have the first four issues of the 2016 reboot but the collection of 1-6 was cheaper than buying the remaining two individually. And the 2011 deluxe edition covered the first 20 issues and was the same price as each of the 3 normal collections covering those same issues)
― koogs, Thursday, 23 November 2017 05:57 (six years ago) link
Got the Mark Millar run on Swamp Thing and Delano's Animal Man, both of which I've been curious to read for a while now. Carey's Hellblazer, too (at least what's been collected so far). And some of the writer/artist-focused collections of older Batman runs, which are usually pretty damn expensive.
Omega Men is a good idea, too, though I'm trying not to go too crazy with this sale
― Duane Barry, Thursday, 23 November 2017 19:51 (six years ago) link
re-read the solo Millar run on Swamp Thing last year, still good
― shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Friday, 24 November 2017 20:00 (six years ago) link
comixology currently have an al ewing sale:
― koogs, Thursday, 3 October 2019 15:16 (four years ago) link
― koogs, Thursday, 3 October 2019 15:19 (four years ago) link
― earlnash, Friday, 4 October 2019 00:09 (four years ago) link
comixology uk has all 14 of the love and rockets library for the price of (less than) 2 (rpp £12 each).
― koogs, Friday, 24 December 2021 22:58 (one year ago) link
new stories (vol iii) and vol iv also very cheap, will get those next time.
― koogs, Friday, 24 December 2021 23:02 (one year ago) link
Humble Bundle doing cheap Ed Brubaker crime bundlehttps://www.humblebundle.com/books/ed-brubaker-image-comics-books
― Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Friday, 24 December 2021 23:56 (one year ago) link
Love and Rocketshttps://www.comixology.com/Fantagraphics/list/39613
Classic Spider-Man on sale as wellhttps://www.comixology.com/search/items?search=spider-man+masterworks&subType=COLLECTIONS
― Nhex, Saturday, 25 December 2021 19:17 (one year ago) link
had read some of l+r as reprints in deadline magazine in the 90s but that was about all. started on Maggie the mechanic last night and it is odd... the sci-fi aspect wasn't it the bits i had read. and the art is fully formed, let down somewhat by the scruffy lettering. looking forward to the other 3500 pages.
― koogs, Sunday, 26 December 2021 12:29 (one year ago) link
it's foundational and not particularly representative of where jaime ends up even a year later.
― i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 26 December 2021 16:49 (one year ago) link
I just placed an order here (indie comics store Wow Cool) because of their "26% Off Everything" sale that ends TODAY (note: I've never ordered from them before but they seem legit): https://wowcool.com/No sales tax for non-California shipments, and cheap "media mail" shipping is an option.
Speaking of L&R, I've been bouncing around the series for a while (reading things out of order...I know...I know...) and FINALLY got around to "Human Diastrophism", which I finished today. HOLY SHIT. This has got to be my favorite Gilbert story. That ending. Jesus.
― ernestp, Monday, 27 December 2021 18:15 (one year ago) link
And re: "Maggie the Mechanic" - Jaime figured out pretty quickly after that how to design his pages and stories so that the reader can enjoy a good, brisk pace, rather than having to digest huge blocks of text that slow things down. Yep, more punk and wrestling later, rather than sci-fi.
― ernestp, Monday, 27 December 2021 18:23 (one year ago) link
He drops the italics during issue 6, and completely changes his letterforms and lineweight shortly after too - by the mid ‘80s, his drawing is refined and his lettering is almost as gorgeous. (By the third of the Library volumes, he’s on Beto’s level as a storyteller.)
― dark end of the st. maud (sic), Monday, 27 December 2021 20:25 (one year ago) link
well, dunno if he retouched the art for the library versions but it's more than fine from book 1 panel 1 imo
dug out the Deadlines and they reprinted Death of Speedy and 93 Million Miles from the Sun, probably a bit more.
― koogs, Monday, 27 December 2021 21:02 (one year ago) link
He was always good, he just gets better!
― dark end of the st. maud (sic), Monday, 27 December 2021 21:06 (one year ago) link
lots of cheap DC graphic novels via Kindle at the mo. cheap enough for me to buy another copy of Arkham Asylum rather than digging through boxes to find the copy i already have. (mostly < £2). pity the website's such a shed.
― koogs, Monday, 26 December 2022 18:34 (eleven months ago) link
I've just bought an absolute ton of DC books on that sale, and have to stop because I know I'll never get around to them all!
I'm sorta curious about those long Scott Snyder and Tom King Batman runs (maybe Tynion too), which I've barely read any of. Are they worth it?
― Duane Barry, Sunday, 1 January 2023 15:01 (eleven months ago) link
i think they were ultimately both solid runs. the Synder one went one maybe a bit too long and the King one got cut off a little early and they both sort of have post-run coda series (Last Knight on Earth for Synder, Batman/Catwoman for King)
Tynion's is OK, not amazing but fine. if you get do his, you should start with his Detective Comics Rebirth run first
― Nhex, Sunday, 1 January 2023 18:22 (eleven months ago) link
there isn't really much connection actually, when it comes to plot - more like vibe, '90s Batman family
ends 02 jan, i think, but not sure if that's midnight tonight or midnight tomorrow. but i can't think of new things to pick up so it might just be digital versions of loeg stuff, say, that i already have.
― koogs, Sunday, 1 January 2023 18:48 (eleven months ago) link
I went ahead and got a few volumes of all three, let's see how it goes. I wanted to give them a read as I was thinking about recent, self-contained Bat-comics I liked (Batman Universe, Catwoman Lonely City and Arkham: Order of the World) and realised I hadn't read an actual Batman run in quite some time.
It's kinda weird how selective DC can be in the older material they release digitally. I checked two recent-ish Omnibus editions of the 90s Kelley Jones Batman run and found that there was a digital version of the second volume....but not the first?!
― Duane Barry, Sunday, 1 January 2023 23:46 (eleven months ago) link
haven't read Order of the World but i don't think you'll regret those first two, like 'em both, esp. Lonely City
― Nhex, Monday, 2 January 2023 01:27 (ten months ago) link
am getting errors trying to download loeg Vol 2 (i am using deliberately old version of the Kindle-for-pc app though so maybe that's the problem)
― koogs, Monday, 2 January 2023 02:36 (ten months ago) link
What are some good Batman runs for fans of the classic Frank Miller stuff (especially Year One), Arkham Asylum, Killing Joke, etc? I’m also ok with the New Frontier approach. I don’t like Kelley Jones Bat stuff.
I’m getting back into Super Hero stuff a little but most of it is so bad! I really don’t know where to start. When I was a kid I mainly stuck to mutant comics but I’m not interested in that at all now. At the Barnes and Noble half price hardcover sale I bought Killing Joke deluxe, Alex Ross’s Full Circle and New Frontier.
I expected to like the Fantastic Four book a lot more, but the art is a drag. Ross is totally a cover/poster guy. The art is too ON to gel with the story, it is distracting.
I had a copy of Killing Joke when I was a kid; the new edition is pretty nice. I actually like the recoloring for once. The story is crueler and thinner than I remembered but it still holds up. Was this the first time the Joker went really dark? The art is amazing, what else should I check out by Bolland?
New Frontier is good for what it is.
I also read the Miracle Man omnibus which I don’t know what to think of. I need to read it again because it swerves a lot. Alan Davis and Totleben are great, Veitch is terrible. It mirrors Swamp Thing, but it’s denser.
― Cow_Art, Monday, 2 January 2023 03:28 (ten months ago) link
I’m getting back into Super Hero stuff a little but most of it is so bad!
― “Cheeky cheeky!” she trills, nearly demolishing a roadside post (forksclovetofu), Monday, 2 January 2023 07:16 (ten months ago) link
I have read them, Nhex! What I meant was that they were self-contained stories, as opposed to extended runs.
Cow Art I recommend some Legends of the Dark Knight stories - Faces and Blades are my two favourites, and Prey is still one of the best year one era stories IMO. Morrison's Gothic is also worth a look, flawed though it is.
Aside from the books you listed, the other established "classic" is The Long Halloween. It's pretty good, but I think it has its status due to being a quick and accessible read with nice art and a whole bunch of well-known characters. The "mystery" is pretty superficial though, and I think Two-Face's origin has been done better elsewhere.
― Duane Barry, Monday, 2 January 2023 12:33 (ten months ago) link
oh, i hated The Long Halloween! the halloween one-shots that proceeded it* were great but TLH itself felt drawn out (was also expensive because of the format (stiffer covers but fewer pages) and was probably more per issue than the digital version is now. so maybe that'll help)
(* Batman: Madness, Batman: Ghosts)
― koogs, Monday, 2 January 2023 14:48 (ten months ago) link
Legends of the Dark Knight might secretly be the best pound for pound bat book
― “Cheeky cheeky!” she trills, nearly demolishing a roadside post (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 3 January 2023 16:44 (ten months ago) link
I find it kinda hard to recommend extended Batman runs because they’ve been collected in odd ways sometimes (e.g. collections based on the artist) or are often interrupted by crossovers. For example the Rucka and Brubaker stories after No Man’s Land are really good, but then they get kinda waylaid by the whole Murderer/Fugitive thing.
My two personal favourites are Alan Grant with Norm Breyfogle in the late 80s and early 90s, and Paul Dini in the mid to late 00s. Steve Englehart, Mike W Barr (w/Alan Davis) and Peter Milligan all had great runs but they’re really short.
― Duane Barry, Saturday, 7 January 2023 14:31 (ten months ago) link
xpost Think you may be right! LOTDK had some great artist-writer teams.
― SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 7 January 2023 15:35 (ten months ago) link
I guess they've reused that title for various trade paperbacks? When I search for it I get all kinds of stuff that doesn't seem to relate to the original series. There's one out of print trade that I think collects some of the original stories but it has Bat-Mite on the cover so I'm dubious.
― Cow_Art, Saturday, 7 January 2023 15:37 (ten months ago) link
Yeah, LotDK was given as a title to some creator-themed collections, nothing to do with the series.
I think I know the old trade you’re referring to, that does have a silly Bat-mite story but it also has Blades, and a nicely rendered Poison Ivy story.
― Duane Barry, Saturday, 7 January 2023 17:17 (ten months ago) link
Shaman (#1–5)By Dennis O'Neil, Ed Hannigan, and John Beatty
Gothic (#6–10)By Grant Morrison and Klaus Janson
Prey (#11–15)By Doug Moench, Paul Gulacy, and Terry Austin
Venom (#16–20)By Dennis O'Neil, Russell Braun, Trevor Von Eeden, and José Luis García-López
Flyer (#24–26)By Howard Chaykin and Gil Kane
Destroyer (Part 2 of 3) (#27)By Dennis O'Neil, Chris Sprouse, and Bruce Patterson
Faces (#28–30)By Matt Wagner
Blades (#32–34)By James Robinson and Tim Sale
Destiny (#35–36)By Bo Hampton and Mark Kneece
Legend of the Dark Mite (#38)By Alan Grant and Kevin O'NeillThis is okay!
Mask (#39–40)By Bryan Talbot
Hothouse (#42–43)By John Francis Moore and P. Craig Russell
Images (#50)By Dennis O'Neil and Bret Blevins
Sanctum (#54)By Dan Raspler and Mike Mignola
Engines (#74–75)By Ted McKeever
Sleeping (#76–78)By Scott Hampton
Infected (#83–84)By Warren Ellis and John McCrea
Citadel (#85)By James Robinson and Tony Salmons
Stories (#94)By Michael T. Gilbert
Choices (#100)By Dennis O'Neil and Dave Taylor
The Incredible Adventures of Batman (#101)By John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra
Spook (#102–104)By James Robinson and Paul Johnson
Auteurism (#162–163)By John Arcudi and Roger Langridge
Urban Legend (#168)By Bill Willingham and Tom Fowler
Testament (#172–176)By John Wagner and Chris Brunner
The Secret City (#180–181)By Dylan Horrocks, Ramon Bachs, and Jon Holdredge
Snow (#192–196)By J. H. Williams III, Dan Curtis Johnson, and Seth Fisher
Emergency (#200)By Eddie Campbell, Daren White, and Bart Sears
― “Cheeky cheeky!” she trills, nearly demolishing a roadside post (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 7 January 2023 20:31 (ten months ago) link
there's a Chris bachalo issue as well (#64, £33!)
i have the first so many of those but i was buying them and not reading them. am missing the odd issue of later sets and then stopped completely. i should go back and read them all, fill in gaps with digital copies.
― koogs, Saturday, 7 January 2023 20:50 (ten months ago) link
(£3 on eBay)
― koogs, Saturday, 7 January 2023 20:54 (ten months ago) link
just found a pile of them. about 80 of them at a guess and nothing after 109 so unless there's another pile elsewhere i have a lot of holes
― koogs, Saturday, 7 January 2023 21:12 (ten months ago) link
One or two forgettable stories aside, the first 50 issues of LotDK are pretty great the whole way through.
Any opinions on Going Sane by DeMattis and Staton? It’s a bit divisive but I really like it. I can understand why some people find the story a little hard to swallow though!
― Duane Barry, Sunday, 8 January 2023 01:05 (ten months ago) link
Talbot expanded Mask slightly for a best-of TPB — I wonder if the digital single issues include those revisions
― more crankable (sic), Sunday, 8 January 2023 01:49 (ten months ago) link
Snow is great. Seth Fisher was gonna be a star.
― “Cheeky cheeky!” she trills, nearly demolishing a roadside post (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 8 January 2023 02:48 (ten months ago) link
I love those Mignola, Russell and Tony Salmons issues. Salmons was a beast.
― SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 8 January 2023 07:01 (ten months ago) link
I think I stopped reading after Mask — does anyone have a “if you had to choose one or two” pick from the stories that came after that?
It’s a shame they ditched the initial idea of every story being five issues long as it made some of the subsequent stories seem less special, like filler issues from the other titles (which they probably were).
My initial memory was feeling quite adult for enjoying the initial artybats stories, Shaman and Gothic. And then I have a specific memory of someone in my school snatching an issue of Prey from me, then passing it around to the other kids who made “phwooor” type noises at Gulacy’s drawings of Catwoman (fair enough when you’re twelve I guess).
What a weird writer Doug Moench was at the time: Prey and Red Rain were excellent and thoughtful, while at the same time he was doing strained DeMatteis parodies in Mister Miracle… and Knightfall was total bollocks.
― Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 11 January 2023 19:01 (ten months ago) link
Matt Wagner's re-imaging of couple early Batman stories collected as "Batman and the Mad Monk" and "Batman and the Monster Men" are good reads.
Batman "Year 100" by Paul Pope is a good read.
There are a bunch of Legends of the Dark Knight worth reading. That last issue one shot about Deadshot I always really liked.
― earlnash, Thursday, 12 January 2023 01:51 (ten months ago) link
You could look at Going Sane by DeMatteis and Joe Staton. Good read, though it's a bit divisive as some find the central idea ridiculous. Hothouse and Sanctum are really good.
Moench must have written more Batman issues than just about anyone. Prey is great. I haven't read enough of his 80s run to judge. Some of Knightfall, and the stuff leading up to it, was OK. I like his 90s run with Kelley Jones - the stories aren't always necessarily great, but it has a consistent solo-dark knight focus and stands apart from the other books of the time, with their shocking big event crossovers and ever-expanding Batfamily (and, you know, Chuck Dixon).
― Duane Barry, Thursday, 12 January 2023 01:58 (ten months ago) link
Absolutely not. Letting the stories be the length that suited them, instead of drawn out for three issues of filler, made them far more worthwhile.
(Was Goodwin the editor of the whole bat-line? Even if so, the set-in-the-past nature of most of the material was a boon to standaloneitude, and probably not imposed after the fact on inventory.)
I think I stopped reading after Mask — does anyone have a “if you had to choose one or two” pick from the stories that came after that?
forks' list is a good guide if you're interested in one or two of the creators on it imo! esp his specific recommendation for Snow.
― more crankable (sic), Thursday, 12 January 2023 05:33 (ten months ago) link
Was Goodwin the editor of the whole bat-line?
No, just Legends. Denny O’Neil was editor of the Bat books post-crisis up to the early 00s.
― Duane Barry, Saturday, 14 January 2023 00:11 (ten months ago) link
Ta, thought so. Any inventory / filler would have a tell-tale co-editor credit, then.
― more crankable (sic), Saturday, 14 January 2023 00:48 (ten months ago) link
not really been keeping up with this since they broke comixology, but there's a huge sale on DC at amazon at the moment
and google play books generally echoes amazon sales and, lo, the thing that caught my eye (2021 swamp thing) was indeed cheap there too. not as cheap (about 20% more than the £1.99). turns out they are adobe-protected pdfs and the usual methods will also remove the drm from those.
― koogs, Wednesday, 6 September 2023 19:17 (two months ago) link
(although if amz thinks i'm going to look through 1200+ books on a single infinite scrolling page, loading 16 at a time, they can jog on)
― koogs, Wednesday, 6 September 2023 19:19 (two months ago) link
Google Play sometimes makes comics not downloadable, can only read from the cloud, but doesn't let you know beforehand that this is what they're doing with certain books. Very fucking irritating.
― Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Thursday, 7 September 2023 02:25 (two months ago) link
useful to know, thanks. i did screencap and then stitch together an entire issue of something (loeg?) when amz did the same but it's a pain with long books
i notice they have the two books that make up the whole of the tefe-led series (vol 3?) which I've never read so i might buy some more.
― koogs, Thursday, 7 September 2023 04:07 (two months ago) link
oh, 'about book' does list exportability towards the bottom, and for those two it is 'not available'
― koogs, Thursday, 7 September 2023 04:18 (two months ago) link
Ah, never spotted that
― Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Thursday, 7 September 2023 11:22 (two months ago) link
it does raise the question of what you're meant to do with unexportable books. is it only app / web viewer? is the app a replacement for comixology or does it struggle with, say, double page spreads (the ST i bought has a bunch)
― koogs, Thursday, 7 September 2023 13:46 (two months ago) link
audiobooks, bubble zoom, google assistant, google drive... i need none of these things
― koogs, Thursday, 7 September 2023 13:51 (two months ago) link
Tempted by swamp thing but whenever I try to read Volume 1 I get stuck on the verbose captions. It’s worse than Claremont! Is there a better story I can skip forward to? I know the basic character setup.
― Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 8 September 2023 09:34 (two months ago) link
the classic alan moore run is volume 2 issue 21*-64. there are collections that cover this. but he does kinda emulate the verbosity, at least at first.
(* technically he starts at issue 20, but it's really just wrapping up the existing storyline ad typically)
the short len wein series from 2016 also a highpoint. he's the original writer, the one you didn't like, but the kelley jones pencils are great.
― koogs, Friday, 8 September 2023 09:56 (two months ago) link
soSaga of the Swamp Thing: Book One - Book Six collects moore's run and the first 5 are in the sale. (this does actually include #20)
andSwamp Thing (2016) (subtitled "The Dead Don't Sleep") currently £3.60
― koogs, Friday, 8 September 2023 10:20 (two months ago) link
Alan Moore ST is wordy but good wordy. I like the Len stuff but it does blabber a lot. For a while he makes a point of writing “A MONSTROUS MAN OF MUCK!” in every issue.
― Cow_Art, Friday, 8 September 2023 10:44 (two months ago) link
another comixology DC sale (halloween this time), another swamp thing volume purchased.
hard keeping these straight, not least because all the collected editions are volume n, when the various different reboots are all themselves mostly volume n ('72- was vol 1, '82-'96 is vol 2, 2000-1 is vol 3...). today's purchases were 28-40 of volume 5, 2011 onwards, but volumes 6 and 7 of that run. and £4 for the two.
― koogs, Saturday, 21 October 2023 17:01 (one month ago) link